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.
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.
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.