Mudslides and floods in Sierra Leone have killed hundreds of people and have caused widespread damage in and near the capital city, Freetown. Several of GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners are responding to survivors' immediate needs and have asked us to help fund their relief and recovery efforts on the ground. The projects below, as part of GlobalGiving's Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to international and locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help survivors.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.