Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone

by IsraAID
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone

Project Report | May 14, 2018
Preparing for the future in Sierra Leone

By Juliana | Country Director, Sierra Leone

In August last year, extremely heavy rainfall devastated areas of Freetown in Sierra Leone with flooding and mudslides. Communities were left buried under more than 50 feet of mud and boulders. The situation was exacerbated by inadequate waste management and drainage infrastructure, and overcrowding. 6,000 people were affected, with 1,141 people reported either dead or missing.

The hardest hit were some of Freetown’s most vulnerable communities and impoverished families, who had been greatly affected by the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak and frequent flooding over the last few years.

Following the mudslides, IsraAID’s team in Sierra Leone provided emergency psychosocial support to survivors, set up water, sanitation and hygiene measures and distributed hygiene kits in affected communities. Now, IsraAID’s team has turned towards long-term programming, with the aim of ensuring that at-risk communities are better protected and prepared for future emergencies.

In the coming months, IsraAID – together with partners Restless Development and the Sierra Leone Office of National Security – will select a group of 25 young leaders, aged 18-28, who survived the mudslides, to be trained in how to reduce the risk of future disasters and provide psychological first aid and support. This will enable trainees to lead their communities’ responses to potential future mudslides and other emergencies.

The program will focus on the communities of Kamayama and Kaningo in Freetown, which were severely affected by the mudslides and are at particular risk of future disasters. Community leaders will support the process, helping to empower the young trainees. The 25 trainees will then train a further 50 young people, ensuring greater spread of the key skills, knowledge and ways of thinking they have acquired in their communities.

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By Juliana Pena | Country Director, Sierra Leone

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IsraAID

Location: Tel Aviv, Merkaz - Israel
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Navonel Glick
Tel Aviv , Merkaz Israel

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