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  • Sierra Leone Travel Warning

    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to Sierra Leone. The U.S. Department of State has already ordered the departure of family members residing with Embassy staff in Freetown to begin August 14, 2014.

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  • Ebola Updates

    CDC: Avoid Nonessential Travel to Salone

    CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone. If you must travel, such as for humanitarian aid work in response to the outbreak, protect yourself by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are ill with Ebola.

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  • Ebola Updates

    Update on Ebola Virus Disease in Salone

    This is an update to the notice of July 15, 2014, in which we alerted U.S. citizens to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) in Sierra Leone.

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  • New PCVs Taking Oath

    PC Removing Volunteers in Liberia, Salone, & Guinea

    The Peace Corps has announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread of the Ebola virus. The agency has been and will continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the virus in collaboration with leading experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State.

  • Unite to Fight Ebola!

    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is a deadly, but known enemy. This information is aimed at arming you, your family, and your community against Ebola. Sierra Leoneans that have survived the disease did so by getting medical attention early. Report any suspected cases to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s toll free call center (117). Please see translation of this message in five local languages on the right of the website

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2013 Programs and Events

Secretary Kerry
    Secretary Kerry Welcomes Special Court's Decision

    On September 26, Secretary Kerry said the Special Court of Sierra Leone appeal chamber’s decision to uphold conviction of former President of Liberia Charles Taylor has brought a measure of justice to the people of Sierra Leone, and helped to cement the foundation on which reconciliation can proceed.  »

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    Kerry Releases 2013 Human Rights Reports

    Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The Reports cover the status of human rights in countries around the world.  »

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    U.S. Embassy to Host Talks on Role of the Press in a Democracy (PDF 108KB)

    From Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23, the U.S. Embassy will be hosting Kevin Smith, a U.S. specialist in reporter protection shield laws, digital media transformation, media leadership, government transparency, and international outreach. During his five-day visit, Smith will work primarily with the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) to strengthen the organization’s internal capacity and strategic objectives.  »

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    On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone’s National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Sierra Leoneans as you celebrate 53 years of independence on April 27. (PDF 76 KB) More »

  • Amb. Owen, Mrs Owen, and some Members of Dignity Market
    U.S. Ambassador Praises Dignity Market’s Skills Promotion

    United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone Michael Owen visited the Dignity Market on June 28. The Ambassador toured the center, talked with the artisans, and enjoyed a musical and dance performance.  »

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Ebola Update

  • August 18, 2014

    As of August 18, there are 783 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, with 312 of those resulting in fatalities. There are 220 survivors. The confirmed cases are in Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Kono, Bombali, Tonkolili, Moyamba, Port Loko, Bo, and Bonthe districts and the Western Area Urban. Please continue to check the Embassy's website and Facebook page for updates.

  • August 12, 2014

    As of August 12, there are 783 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, with 298 of those resulting in fatalities. There are 184 survivors. The confirmed cases are in Kailahun, Kenema, Kono, Kambia, Bombali, Tonkolili, Port Loko, Pujehun, Bo, Moyamba, and Bonthe districts and the Western area Urban.

  • August 11, 2014
    As of August 11, there are 683 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, with 254 of those resulting in fatalities. There are about 208 survivors. The confirmed cases are in Kailahun, Kenema, Kambia, Bo, Kono, Bombali, Tonkolili, Bonthe, Moyamba, and Port Loko districts and the Western Area Urban.

2014 TIP Report

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2013 Human Rights Reports

  • 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Released
    On Thursday, February 27, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - the Human Rights Reports - cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.  The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. Click Here for the 2013 Humana Rights Reports.  

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