Emergency Flood Relief Appeal

by Street Child
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal

Summary

In the early morning of Monday the 14th August, 2017, the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown was hit by horrific landslides and torrential rain. At least 1,141 people lost their lives and 3000 were left homeless. The capacity of the already stretched Sierra Leonean Government to help was limited.

$94
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

The landslides and torrential rain killed over a thousand people and left thousands homeless. The communities who live on the hill slopes on the edge of Freetown were already amongst the capital's poorest inhabitants. Those who survived this tragedy were left with nothing - without access to clean water or food.

Solution

Street Child's teams immediately arrived on the ground and began distributing emergency relief. In the short term, we focused on food, shelter and water.

Long-Term Impact

Longer term, we focused on ensuring that affected children were able to restart school and helped affected families rebuild their livelihoods.

Resources

https:/​/​www.street-child.co.uk/​news/​2018/​8/​14/​freetown-mudslide-one-year-on

Organization Information

Street Child

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @streetchilduk
Project Leader:
Rebecca Gordon
London, United Kingdom

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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