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Working for refugees
20 June 2013
UN Volunteer Sulaiman Momodu moderating a radio discussion programme. (UNV, 2013)
Monrovia, Liberia: I am the focal person for World Refugee Day in Liberia. As a Public Information Officer, working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) gives me the opportunity to listen and tell the stories of people torn apart by war - nursing mothers, children, pregnant women and the elderly. Read
Countries:  Liberia
Pre launch of the Student Volunteer club
12 August 2012
Youth Volunteers club Instant Measures for Practical Accountability Commitment and Transparency (IMPACT) in Sierra Leone. (UNV programme, 2012).
Freetown, Sierra Leone: The youth IMPACT Volunteer club aims to address the needs of marginalized communities in Freetown and sub-areas by encouraging young graduates to use their knowledge and skills at the grassroots community level. The project aims to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of communities by creating environmentally-friendly livelihood opportunities in a selected number of communities. Read
Settling land disputes and assessing humanitarian needs in South Sudan
29 May 2012
Michael Massaquoi (Sierra Leone), UNV Civil Affairs Officer (right) with UNMISS, conducts a needs assessment with a local youth group in Raja, South Sudan. (UNV 2012)
Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan: "Daily engagement with local communities, to deal with critical issues ranging from socio-economics to security and governance, is inspirational and often gives me the courage to do more." Read
Countries:  South Sudan
Feeding the volunteer spirit - Koidu
19 July 2010
"When people volunteer, it's a collective benefit," says Gambian UNV volunteer Dodou Darboe at the WFP Sub Office in Magburaka, Sierra Leone. "Critical to all this is getting people into groups and building their capacities so that rather than telling them what to do, they can say 'hey, this is going wrong' and come up with solutions of their own accord. And when we come back they can say 'hey, this is what we have done'. This is our challenge. I'm a UNV volunteer, and like all the other UNV volunteers with WFP in Sierra Leone I feel very proud that, as a volunteer, I've been given such a very central, and such a very important, responsibility. (P. Sen/UNV)
Koidu, Sierra Leone: It's every UNV volunteer's task to support voluntary action in the communities they support. So those of them assigned to WFP in Sierra Leone help sustain the work of civil society. Read
Photo story: Silver and gold
18 July 2010
Youth at a skills training centre in Koidu, Sierra Leone, take advantage of the WFP food support organized by UNV volunteer Dodou Darboe. (P. Sen/UNV)
Koidu, Sierra Leone: One way in which Dodou and the WFP support voluntary organizations is through  'food-for-training' schemes. Students learn a trade and receive meals so they can complete their courses. Read
Countries:  Gambia

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