Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Economic Fact Sheet
The UK Government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) publishes this economic factsheet which summarises key economic data for Sierra Leone on just 2 pages. It offers a snapshot of economic data under headings such as trade/investment, economic development and government finance.
General information (video clips) from Brand Sierra Leone
A global initiative started by a group made up of diaspora and media experts who want to promote a fresh perspective of Sierra Leone by spreading the most important and positive news in the areas of culture, economy and society from all around the country.
News about Sierra Leone from IRIN
A “spin-off” from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), IRIN – the Integrated Regional Information Network distributes editorially independent, humanitarian news and analysis.
News about Africa from the BBC
Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news.
Sierra Leone State House Website
The official Web Portal of Sierra Leone State House and the Government of The Republic of Sierra Leone.
UN – Human Rights in Sierra Leone
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)- Sierra Leone Homepage.
Department for International Development (DFID)
The UK is the biggest bilateral donor in Sierra Leone. DFID plays a leading role in shaping donor aid policy and strategies around transitioning Sierra Leone towards a developmental path of prosperity and growth.
World Bank
After successfully ending its devastating 11-year war in March 2002, Sierra Leone has long re-established security and gone far in restoring public services and setting the country on strong footing for economic growth, good governance and poverty reduction. The World Bank continues to work closely with other development partners to support Sierra Leone in fighting poverty, promoting economic development and improving living standards.
Aid from the European Union
Broad-based economic growth, which can deliver employment, raise incomes and reduce inequality, is critical to Sierra Leone’s future. Therefore, the European Commission (EC) will continue to support economic growth and to improve infrastructure, governance environment and service delivery to poor people.
Medecins sans Frontieres in Sierra Leone
Why are we there? Endemic/epidemic disease, Healthcare exclusion
VSO has been operating in Sierra Leone since 1961. Read VSO Sierra Leone’s current activity
Sierra Leone Web
Follow this link for some beautiful (but a little old!) pictures of the country and people of Sierra Leone.
Freetown picture story
Or this link for a more modern update on Freetown

Northern Province & Makeni