When Ebola struck Sierra Leone, its government had little choice but to accept loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it cope with the crisis. Now we're asking our Chancellor to push the IMF to drop Sierra Leone's debt.
The country lacks funds for proper health clinics, health training and enough ambulances. This makes it the most dangerous place in the world to become a mum.
Debt repayments have left Sierra Leone with even less money to provide the healthcare so desperately needed to ensure mums and babies survive childbirth.
The UK Government has a lot of power within the IMF to do something about this.
Using the form on the right, ask the Chancellor to:
- ensure all Sierra’s Leone’s debts on the loans it received for fighting the Ebola outbreak are written off.
- take urgent action to prevent new debt crises in developing countries and tackle them effectively when they arise.