Sierra Leone Mudslide Reief

Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief:
What's Happening and How to Help


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.

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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.



Projects supported by the Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief Fund

Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief Fund
On August 14, torrential flooding and mudslides swept through Sierra Leone near the capital, Freetown. Thousands of people are missing and casualty numbers are increasing with each news report. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this flood. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
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. Some reports indicate that count will end up in thousands dead. International assistance is urgently needed. Help provide short term assistance and long term aid to restore hope and normalcy to the poor and destitute. project reportread updates from the field
SINAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
by WeOwnTV
SINAVA: What may become of me? shows us an African nation confronting compounding issues brought about by poverty and the disastrous effect of climate change. The film is being produced by local filmmakers at the Freetown Media Center and chronicles the events of a tragic mudslide on August 14th, 2017 that took the lives of more than 1,000 Sierra Leoneans. The documentary also shows us a unique and inspiring brand of African environmentalism that may bring about a much needed change project reportread updates from the field
Emergency Mudslide Relief in Sierra Leone
by IsraAID
This project will provide emergency relief, psychological first aid, and long-term support to the communities affected by the terrible mudslides that have stricken the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. project reportread updates from the field
Sierra Leone Mudslide and Flooding Relief
Sierra Leone has experienced the worst hits, as houses were submerged and damaged through mudslides and massive flooding in Freetown and Largo in Kenema district from July to Sept 2017. Many school going children and youths needs "urgent support" to access education, livelihood, water and sanitation as they are now relocated in the provinces. They have lost their homes and properties. Our commitment is both short and long term to restore hope and normalcy to these affected children and youths. project reportread updates from the field
Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery
The 132,000 babies born in Sierra Leone since the August 2017 mudslides are passing their first months of life in a country still recovering from a natural disaster that has left tens of thousands homeless and without medical care. Circle of Health International (COHI) is supporting our community based partner in Sierra Leone, Midwives on Missions of Service (MOMS) to provide on-going aid in the women and families in the Kailahun district.
Emergency Flood Relief Appeal
In the early morning of Monday 14th August, the Sierra Leone capital Freetown was hit by horrific landslides and torrential rain. Over 300 people have lost their lives. Thousands have been left homeless and with nothing. The capacity of the already stretched Sierra Leonean Government to help is very limited. This is a time where urgent charity is needed. project reportread updates from the field
Disaster Aid - Flooding in Sierra Leone
In the early morning hours of Monday, August 14th in Freetown, Sierra Leone, massive landslides and flooding hit across the city. Hundreds have died already, and the poorest of the poor are the worst affected. More heavy rain is forecasted, and we must do something very fast to save lives. We have resources on the ground in Freetown to help provide food, water, clothing, medical help, and temporary housing. Please join us and help to bring hope to the survivors. project reportread updates from the field
Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief
Sierra Leone is experiencing dangerous mudslides triggered by three days of heavy rains in and around the capital Freetown. At present, 312 people have lost their lives and 600 people are still missing. Unfortunately, this figure is likely to increase. An estimated 3,000 or more people are believed to have lost their homes and are in immediate need of emergency assistance and shelter. ActionAid is currently on the ground meeting immediate needs and facilitating the process of long term recovery,
Help Flood & Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone
The flood & mudslide took place on the 14th of August, 2017 in several communities in Freetown. The mudslide is the biggest ever in Sierra Leone, similar to another which happened in 1945 with ten houses swept away in that community. The August 14 tragedy has left more than 600 lives missing and 300 confirmed dead. The Scenes were full of stretchers, caterpillars looking for corpses, ambulances carrying casualties to hospitals in Freetown. Many corpses discovered are without heads, legs, etc. project reportread updates from the field
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