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Nov 2014 – Nov 2015

Helping children affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone – Africa

To support the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

$1,700,000 Grant Value

The programme supported Save the Children to provide child protection support for the increasing numbers of children affected by Ebola including: 

  • Tracing children and, where possible, re-uniting them with their families
  • Training and support for foster care families
  • Counselling
  • Livelihoods support and food and non-food items for boys and girls
  • Awareness raising of the disease and its impact on children

Specifically, the programme was intended to have a number of critical impacts, including:

  • Providing tracing and reunification services to 600 registered children
  • Putting in place at least 60 foster care families by the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children's Affairs
  • Providing support to 1500 vulnerable children through psychosocial counselling, livelihoods support, food and non-food items
  • Training of at least 700 participants in Family Tracing and Reunification, case management, Psychological First Aid and Psychosocial Support System
  • Raising awareness with at least 15,000 girls and boys through door-to-door engagement, storytelling, radio, community talks by Save the Children’s partners, Children’s Clubs, Child Forum Networks, Child Welfare Committees.


Over the life of this grant, our funding contributed to the following activities in Sierra Leone.

  • 1,066 children registered and provided with tracing & reunification services
  • 3,035 vulnerable/at-risk children provided wth one or more support service (eg. psychosocial counselling, food & non-food items, livelihood inputs)
  • 11,562 children and adults informed about Ebola through door-to-door and community work
  • 168,671 children and adults reached by radio programmes in order to raise awareness about Ebola