Emergency Flood Relief Appeal

by Street Child
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
Nov 13, 2017

Thanks to your support...

Cecelia with Isaac and Idris
Cecelia with Isaac and Idris

On Monday 14th August Freetown was hit by a devastating mudslide and flooding that killed over 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless and with nothing. 

Thanks to your support, our incredible local teams were able to respond immediately. They: 

  • Distributed 87,142 ready-to-eat food packages
  • Provided 5,874 packs of clothing, 2,094 towels, and 3,236 toiletries
  • Reached 9,727 with community sanitation advice
  • Provided 13,242 wet food meals
  • Distributed 1,105 bedding packages 

Cecelia is just one of 86 Street Child heroes who worked tirelessly distributing emergency food and clean water to victims of the disaster. During emergency relief efforts she met Isaac and Idris. They lost both their parents in the mudslide when their house washed away. 

"Mum was a housewife." Isaac said. "She would cook us breakfast and then, after I played football, she would see I was hungry and smile and make me some more rice. I want to go back to school. I don't want to live like this."

Cecelia set to work sourcing donated clothes for the boys to change into and arranged for trauma counselling. Now she is determined to find a way for the brothers to return to school. 

"After this disaster, we are going to need more help to support them and other vulnerable children to get an education."

With your support, we were able to respond to the emergency needs. Now, we want to help those impacted to rebuild their lives. With your help, we can support Cecilia and her team to give vulnerable children a chance to go to school and have hope for a brighter future. 

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Street Child

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

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