Water in Sierra Leone

  • West Africa: 5.6 Million Children in Lake Chad Region At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Starts

    BENIN, 2017/07/12 As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that additional than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea infections, in conflict-affected areas of nations around Lake Chad. The humanitarian agency said in a statement Saturday that the threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased people movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
  • Deputy Water Resources Minister in Ethiopia for AEEP Meeting

    ETHIOPIA, 2014/02/23 Sierra Leone was represented at the just concluded Second High Level Conference of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Addis Ababa by the Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Hon. Alhaji Randolph Foday Bayoh. (Photo: From (L-R) Hon. Alhaji Randolph Foday Bayoh and Mr. Lamin Souma) The confab was jointly hosted by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the African Union Commission (AUC). The overriding objectives of the conference were to highlight the incomparable nature and success story of the Africa-EU Cooperation on energy and catalyze commitment and action towards conference the next energy challenges facing the two continents.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.