Safeguarding livelihoods of vulnerable households in rural communities in Kenema District Sierra Leone during the COVID-19 Epodemic


Ingeniører uden Grænser (IUG)


DERF - Nødhjælpspuljen


COVID19 Priority Countries (Priority Countries)

Projekt start:


Projekt slut:


Beviliget beløb:

460.927,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 2: Stop sult
  • Mål 6: Rent vand og sanitet
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Sierra Leone

Lokale partnere:

  • Social Enterprise Development (SEND) Sierra Leone


Engineers Without Borders Denmark (EWB-DK) in Partnership with Social Enterprise Development Sierra Leone (SEND) propose to implement a household based (door-to-door) social intervention in Sierra Leone to decrease the impact of the COVI-19 and to prevent further spread to vulnerable populations in 26 rural communities in Kenema district through improved hygiene combined with food distribution. The intervention is aligned with the Global Humanitarian Response plan (updated May) as it will focus on strategic objective 1.1 Prepare populations for measures to decrease risks, and protect vulnerable groups, including older people and those with underlying health conditions, as well as health services and systems; And strategic objective 2.1 Preserve the ability of the most vulnerable and affected people to meet the additional food consumption and other basic needs caused by the pandemic through their productive activities and access to social safety nets and humanitarian assistance..” The classification of vulnerable people is also aligned with the GHRP. Hence the intervention is a combination of DERF modalities early action and lifesaving interventions.