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Sierra Leone, is a country that emerged from a decade of civil war which ended in 2002, but left in its wake social unrest and a destroyed social and physical infrastructure. After making strides to rebuild its fragile economy, it was devastated again by Ebola until it was finally declared Ebola free in March 2016 . Recently a food scandal broke out in the capital of Freetown, that was both heartbreaking and scandalous. Contaminated chicken was imported into Sierre Leone by a trader. The countries health services rendered the chicken unfit for human consumption and under the orders of government, the carcasses where buried on a landfill site. Thousands of people stormed the dump site and poor people dug the chicken up that had been buried in human, garbage and industrial waste. Together...
Our DFID funded Waste to Wealth project in Makeni, Sierra Leone has recently come to an end, resulting in the establishment of 6 micro-enterprises all working with waste. Film-maker Mike Duff visited Makeni back in March to see what we had been up to. Living Earth Foundation have committed to continue providing support to these 'Waste to Wealth' enterprises for the next 6 months, and have already recruited a Project Officer and a Business Development Mentor to work with them to help them develop sound business and marketing plans. We hope that in this period they will be able to create a market for these new products, and contribute to Makeni City Council's waste management strategy in the process! To keep up to date with our work in Sierra Leone, check out our website and twitter feed...
Pots made of dumped cans? Fertilizer made of biological waste? Young trash pioneers in Bo, a city of Sierra Leone, are doing exactly that. They clean their city and contribute to local employment, upcycling projects and organic farming. Learn more on that project by Welthungerhilfe: http://www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/get-informed/our-projects/projectarticles/recycling-in-sierra-leone.html
The Waste Transformers create decentralized, nutrient and energy hubs by converting residual waste streams into energy, whilst recovering (on-site) the natural resources and water in the waste. We empower local communities to leverage their waste to power positive change. Using smart business models, we do this in a way that is financially attractive today. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way we deal with waste. http://www.thewastetransformers.com
In Ghana verknallen duizenden kinderen hun gezondheid door op ware gifstorten onze oude computers, TV-toestellen en koelkasten te ontmantelen. VRT journalist Jan Holderbeke volgde vorig jaar de afvaltrafiek van de haven van Antwerpen naar het West-Afrikaanse land. Maandelijks vertrekken vanop de kade in Antwerpen tientallen containers met zogenaamde e-waste richting Derde Wereld. Antwerpen is op dat vlak samen met Rotterdam koploper in de wereld. Die e-waste, onbruikbare computers, TV-toestellen en koelkasten van bij ons, zit vol giftige stoffen : CFK's, zware metalen, .... Zonder de minste controle halen Ghanese kinderen daar de toestellen uit elkaar. Ze verbranden de bekabeling, om het zuivere koper over te houden. Dat het verbrande PVC kankerverwekkende dioxines vrijmaakt, weten ze ni...
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In Liberia, new infections of the Ebola virus have dropped to one-tenth from levels seen when the virus was at its peak. The country recently reopened its border with Sierra Leone and lifted its nationwide curfews after several months of closure. But the country still has the problem of what to do with huge quantities of potentially infectious human waste. health insurance uk.
#EbolaResponse - undp.org/ebola With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients. The sterilizing machine, known as an autoclave, decontaminates used medical equipment and waste such as syringes, personal protective suits and gloves through several cycles of high-pressure steam and vacuuming, allowing for their safe disposal. It is the first of its kind in any of the Ebola-affected countries and is now functioning at the Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) at Police Training School Treatment Centre Two in Hastings and No. 34 M...
On Thursday, July 21 thousands of people scrambled to the Kissy Burmeh dump site after learning a vast haul of chicken was to be buried there. The imported chicken were deemed unfit for human consumption. However, the desperate individuals that gathered were able to carry away large amounts of the contaminated chicken. The Kaikai News crew travels to the dump site to report on the incident. Whiles there we discover an entire community surviving on the waste of others… Visit www.kaikainews.com for more original documentaries from Sierra Leone
Hi guys, allegedly the government of my beloved country, Sierra Leone (the advisor to president and the president) has just sign a contract with Lebanon for them to be able to export their trash to our country. please remember to LIKE, COMMENT, AND SHARE. Connect with me: FB @Freetowntok IG: @Freetowntok87 SC: @Freetowntok Email: Freetowntok@gmail.com More Links: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2016/Jan-09/331020-sierra-leone-agrees-to-take-in-lebanon-trash-report.ashx http://yubanet.com/world/Lebanon-Plans-to-Dump-Garbage---But-Sierra-Leone-Rejects-Deal.php#.Vqxt1I-cGUk http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2016/Jan-11/331215-sierra-leone-denies-agreeing-to-accept-lebanons-garbage.ashx
Toxic Computer Waste (2009): Could the waste we export to countries like Ghana one day come back to haunt us? For similar stories, see: How Europe's Waste is Poisoning Ghanaian Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMlkGrYxJw Is Recycling the Solution to the World's Plastic Problem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY-FKOOkPcM Is Sierra Leone on the Verge of an Environmental Disaster? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6_9qWcrJuY Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4434 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us o...
This Flatbed Rice Dryer of 5 tons capacity was designed and manufactured by FINIC in Sierra Leone. The equipment removes moisture content of 5 tons (100 bags) of parboiled rice at the rate of 1.5% per hour. Usually, parboiled rice has a moisture content of 29%. To bring it to the required 13% for milling, it will take the equipment about 10 hours. The fuel for generation of the heat source for the equipment is Engine Waste Oil ( spent engine oil) consumed at the rate of 10 litres per hour. Given the efficiency of the burner, the equipment hardly emits smoke and One of the good attributes of this equipment is that fumes of the burning oil does not enter the drying bin. Rather, clean hot air, at 45 degrees Celsius does the drying. With that, no smell of fumes is mixed with the rice. The ra...
The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment. A video series on the major environmental topics in the West African region. This 10 min. episode is on waste management. It is showing the threats to people and environment. But it also shows solutions and positive examples of NGO initiatives in Benin, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Rubbish and waste in Freetown’s streets, waterways and gutters is polluting the environment and contaminating the city’s water, leading to an increase in diseases such as malaria, typhoid and diarrhoea. Freetown City Council and Western Area Rural District Council (WARD C) are working with the President’s Delivery Team, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Freetown WASH consortium on Operation Clean Freetown (OCF). It is funded by the Government of Sierra Leone and UKAID and aimed at reducing the risk of epidemics by improving solid waste management in the city.
(I was spendin' too much time alExplainone)
Spendin' too much time alone...
(And I just ran outta Trojans)
Horses gallop to her throne
(We were behaving like teenagers)
We're behaving like teenagers
(Makin' less than minimum wage)
Still inside our parents' homes
(No I don't live in Denver)
No I don't live in Denver
(I grew up in Sierra Leone)
And her pink skies will keep me warm
Tid bits of intuition that I be gettin' abandon admission (Sierra Leone)
Abandon mission, you must be kiddin', this shit feelin' different
Shit feelin' too good to me
Glistening, shimmerin' underneath the sunlight, the sunlight (Sierra Leone)
And a new day will bring about the dawn
And a new day will bring another cryin' babe into the world (girl now)
Our daughter's reachin' for the nipple cause it's time for her to eat
Tonight I'll lay her in the cradle if it's time for go to sleep
I sing a Lennon lullaby, she can have a pretty dream
Baby girl if you knew what I know, knew what I know
Na, na na, na na, na...