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Refugees in Sierra Leone

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Note 31.08.17
Given the current mudslide emergency response in Freetown, UNHCR and the Government are not able to provide the updated refugee and asylum seeker figures for August, 2017.
All refugees JSON 
670
Last updated 30 Sep 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Liberia UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2017
  96.1%
644
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2017
  3.9%
26


Asylum Seekers JSON 
7
Last updated 30 Sep 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
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    RMMS West Africa: Mixed Migration in West Africa Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the move

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    IOM Sierra Leone Flood Response 11 Sept 2017

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    IOM Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Flood Response 4 Sept 2017

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    OCHA Sierra Leone: Landslide and Floods Situation Update #7 - 29 August 2017

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    IOM Sierra Leone: Flood Response SitRep

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    UNHCR Sierra Leone Factsheet April 2017

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    UNHCR Sierra Leone Factsheet March 2016

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    West Africa 2016 Funding Update as of 17 November 2016

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    West Africa 2016 Funding Update as of 17 November 2016
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    European Commission: Lumley, Freetown area - SIERRA LEONE Mudflow - Situation as of 15/08/2017

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    UNOSAT: Potentially Affected Zones by the Mudflow in southeastern Freetown, Sierra Leone

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    European Commission: Regent, Freetown area - SIERRA LEONE Mudflow - Situation as of 15/08/2017 Grading Map

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    RMMS West Africa: Before the desert - Conditions and Risks on Mixed Migration Routes through West Africa

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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook

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    UN SC: Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    RMMS: West Africa Monthly Mixed Migration Summary May 2017

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    Briefing to the Security Council on the Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and t...

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    Impact Evaluations on the Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations

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    UNHCR’S Strategic Directions 2017–2021

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    IOM Sierra Leone Flood Response 11 Sept 2017

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    OCHA Sierra Leone: Landslide and Floods Situation Update #7 - 29 August 2017

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    UNOWAS E-MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 : “NOT TO TAKE OUR EYES OFF THE BALL” (DEC 2016)

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    IOM Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Flood Response 4 Sept 2017

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    IOM Sierra Leone: Flood Response SitRep

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  •    Situations related to this country
    • Sierra Leone - Stateless in West Africa

      According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects up to 10 million people worldwide, over 1 million of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.


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    Sierra Leone mudslides 'kill more than 1,000'

    Al Jazeera, 28 Aug 2017

    More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, nearly two weeks ago, according to a local leader and a minister. The government had earlier put the death toll for the August 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned t... Read more

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    11 tons of UNHCR core relief supplies reach flood-affected Sierra Leone

    UNHCR, 27 Aug 2017

    11 tons of much-needed core relief items arrived in Sierra Leone after deadly landslides and flooding Freetown, 27 August 2017 – 11 tons of much-needed core relief for affected communities arrived in Sierra Leone yesterday, as part of the UN Refugees Agency’s response to the landslides and floodi... Read more

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    Emergency Operations in Sierra Leone as Government, UN Agencies Respond to Floods

    IOM, 18 Aug 2017

    Freetown – More than 300 people have died with hundreds more still missing following severe mudslides and floods in Sierra Leone’s capital, according to the Office of National Security (ONS). Two districts have been affected: Freetown (eastern and western outskirts) and Bo district. Inter-agency ... Read more

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      Sierra Leone
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Freetown
    Languages
    en
    Population
    6,453,000
    Area
    N/A
    GDP
    N/A
    GDP growth
    N/A
    Income level
    Low income
    Gini index
    42.5
    Currency
    SLL
    Literacy rate
    N/A