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Devastation caused by flooding and mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Mudslide Appeal

Please help families who have lost everything

Torrential rain in Sierra Leone has caused fatal flooding and mudslides, killing at least 500 people, including 120 children.

With 600 people still missing, the number of deaths is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.

In Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, many houses have been swept away, leaving 3,000 people without a safe place to call home.

We are on the ground in Freetown, providing urgent supplies to survivors, but with your help we could do so much more.

Please donate to our Sierra Leone Mudslide Appeal so we can reach as many families affected as possible.

Flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with a fallen down tree

People have been temporarily relocated to schools, churches and mosques within the areas of the disaster.

Photo credit: EPA/Ernest Henry

How your donations have helped

We are working in the most vulnerable areas of Freetown to help families whose houses were washed away in the early hours of 14 August.

As part of Christian Aid’s START fund for emergency response, our partners have distributed hygiene kits and packages of clothes and food to 150 families (approximately 900 people).

Our immediate priority is to provide food, clean drinking water, clothing, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and household essentials like cooking utensils and water containers.

Two Christian Aid workers distributing donations in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Food donations being distributed in Freetown, Sierra Leone
A collection of essential donations for mudslide victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone

With your support, we will also provide cash to families who have lost their belongings and help women and girls at risk of violence.

More rains are expected in the coming weeks which may worsen conditions. Please give what you can to our Sierra Leone Mudslide Appeal today

 

How can you help?
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Your donations are providing:
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Cash and vouchers

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Food

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Hygiene kits

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Psychological and social support

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Clothing

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Water

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