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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

SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA: 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
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. 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.
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.
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