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Battling Ebola and boosting business in Sierra Leone

02 Feb 2015

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Sariatu Kamara owns a beauty salon in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. The sole breadwinner for her family, her business has been hit hard as people stayed away through fear of Ebola. “Before Ebola this place was fine, but during the Ebola time business was not good, it’s dimore

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Community police help stop Ebola in Guinea

26 Jan 2015

Conakry, Guinea - As Guinea looks towards recovery from the Ebola epidemic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is training hundreds of community police officers to help keep case numbers down and prevent future outbreaks. 450 newly trained officers have begun working with communities imore

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UNDP-led mission marks shift to recovery in Ebola affected West Africa

20 Jan 2015

New York - A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led mission to pinpoint support needed for the countries hardest-hit by Ebola to kick start their recovery from the epidemic wrapped up in Sierra Leone today. While the main aim for the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the intmore

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30,000 food kits for vulnerable, displaced people in Ukraine

12 Jan 2015

Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities. more

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UNDP to help cut cross border Ebola infections in West Africa

30 Dec 2014

UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone. Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight-knit cross-border communities spread the disease across the often porous border. 49 new cases have bmore

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UNDP makes emergency payment to Ebola health workers in Guinea

29 Dec 2014

Keeping health personnel and communities actively involved seen as crucial to the response. Conakry, Guinea --The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has made additional incentive payments to 758 health personnel working in four Ebola treatment units in Guinea, ensuring their continued engagmore

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UNDP and partners put on a christmas party for Liberian Ebola orphans

24 Dec 2014

Christmas came early to Westpoint, Liberia today where hundreds of children were thrown a big party courtesy of staff from UNDP, UN agencies and NGOs in Liberia and around the world. Local NGO Department of Children and Families (DCF) organised fourteen parties around Montserrado, the area that was more

UNDP helps pay 16,000 health workers fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone by mobile phone

23 Dec 2014

  New York - With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 16,000 nurses on the frontline in the fight against Ebola are receiving hazard pay through their mobile phones. Workers receive text messages with security codes and information on nearby kiosks to pick up the extra more

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Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

19 Dec 2014

Marion Sesay gossiped with her two work colleagues while they waited in the shade of a local money handler for their names to be called. She and her friends, nurses at a nearby hospital, are entitled to hazard pay, an extra bit of money every two weeks to offset the risk of working in health care dmore

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New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

18 Dec 2014

Berlin – The dramatic economic and social consequences of the Syria crisis on that country and its neighbors demands not only a well-funded regional humanitarian and development response, said UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar today in Berlin as she launched a new regional appeal for Syria andmore