Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay

by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay
Disaster Relief for Fire Victims at Susan's Bay

Summary

On March 24th, 2021, a terrible fire broke out at one of the densely populated slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Susan's Bay. The entire community was burnt down to ashes and it is believed that more than 5,000 people were left homeless as over 600 houses were destroyed.

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Challenge

On March 24th, 2021, a terrible fire broke out at one of the densely populated slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Susan's Bay. The entire community was burnt down to ashes and it is believed that more than 5,000 people were left homeless as over 600 houses were destroyed. Many children are believed to be missing and separated from their parents while thousands have lost their livelihoods as most of the residents in the affected community were involved in petty trading.

Solution

AID Sierra Leone provides food, water, medicine, clothing, school supplies, and accommodation in helping the victims especially women and children rise from the ashes. Also, the organization will be providing psychosocial counseling support to affected women and children to enable them recover from the trauma and also keep their hopes alive.

Long-Term Impact

As AID Sierra Leone is extremely rooted in the local communities with supportive actions for victims of war, floods, fire, poverty, and other issues, we will be embarking on restoring the hopes of victims and survivors and also help them rise above the effects of the fire disaster. We hope to be providing continued support to these people until they are able to regain some form of stability and secure adequate accommodation and also provide start-up funds for at least 100 women.

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Organization Information

Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Location: Harrisburg, Pensylvania - USA
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Twitter: @AIDforAfricans
Project Leader:
Daphne Murray
Freetown, Western Area Urban Sierra Leone

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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