This is a Milestone None of us Wanted to Pass

More than a million of Sierra Leone’s citizens are now having to cope with food insecurity. This is a milestone none of us wanted to pass.

How is it that in a country so rich in natural resources, so wealthy in its citizens’ resourcefulness and determination to succeed, our food security has deteriorated even further?

Fifteen per cent of Sierra Leoneans are now facing severe hunger according to the World Food Programme. The bad news came just days ahead of the commemoration of World Food Day on Sunday, 16th October. 

The WFP says they urgently need additional funding of US$2.6 million to provide emergency cash transfers to 46,000 people in Tonkolili, Port Loko and Pujehun districts where levels of food insecurity are highest.

It’s time for action.