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2015 News & Events

December 2015

Happy holiday season!

16 December 2015

2015 has been a very challenging year, as the persistence of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia has put a strain on everybody in the two countries.

Irish Aid supports Amputee Football Club in Sierra Leone

14 November 2015

In December 2015, the Salone Flying Stars, an Amputee Football Club, received funding from Irish Aid's micro project fund to set up a tailoring centre and provide crucial livelihood skills training to their members.

November 2015

High-level delegation commends Access to Education Programme

20 November 2015

On 16th November 2015, a high-level delegation from Ireland and the UK visited the FAWE Resource Centre on Fort Street in Freetown to see the Government’s programme for the education of pregnant adolescents.

End of Ebola Outbreak Declared in Sierra Leone

18 November 2015

Earlier this month the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The news was received with a mixture of joy and grief by the people of Sierra Leone – joy that this devastating chapter had finally concluded and grief for the 3,589 people who had lost their lives. The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, led a midnight countdown at the National Ebola Response Centre on 7 November 2015 to mark the occasion.

October 2015

Ireland’s contribution to improve first aid response

23 October 2015

In August and September 2015, over 150 staff members of the Irish Embassy and British High Commission benefited from three days’ training on CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) in Freetown, Sierra Leone to become First Aid responders.

July 2015

Irish Aid supports new Liberian Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme

July 2015

The €1 million programme is the latest in a long history of support from Irish Aid to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Liberia, with almost half a million people in 12 out of Liberia’s 15 counties having already benefitted from such support.