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Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone

Summary

On Monday, August 14th, 2017, rain and torrential flooding and landslides resulted in the largest single-day disaster in the history of Sierra Leone. Hundreds are confirmed dead. Thousands have lost their homes and property. Many of those affected are impoverished, and not able to recover on their own. This project helps provide short-term assistance and long-term aid to restore hope and normalcy to those in need who were affected by the disaster.

$15,000
total goal
$4,684
remaining
113
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

According to the UN between 1980 and 2008 Africa suffered from 1,699 disasters affecting 319,465,879 people causing an average economic damage of $832,449,000 each year. Because of deforestation in the surrounding hills, Freetown is increasingly prone to flooding. Coupled with overcrowding and indiscriminate house construction, tens of thousands are exposed to the fury of nature. This project provides aid to those in need who are affected by the flood.

Solution

This project will help provide emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to any longer-term recovery assistance that is needed. Initially, our efforts will be focused on immediate needs like food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Long-term, our efforts will focus on pro-active measures like housing assistance and reforestation.

Long-Term Impact

By supporting this project you are helping to restore lives back to normalcy. This disaster has affected the economy of Sierra Leone by taking away many of its workforces. Getting people back into normal lives and routines means getting the economy on track; reopening businesses, and getting students back in school. Your support will help them rebuild and rise again.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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