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[Sierra Leone] PWJ assessing the landslide/flood affected communities in Freetown

2017.9.15

On the 14th August, 2017 at about 6:45 am, after days of heavy rain, a massive mudslide and floods occurred in Regent community in Freetown; the nation’s capital.

The magnitude of the mudslide was unimaginable and has caused untold suffering on the lives of many people, properties worth billions of Leones were destroyed, houses were submerged and hundreds of people were buried.

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(Left & Right) PWJ staff at the landslide site

PWJ’s emergency response team is now in Sierra Leone, conducting needs assessment with its local partner CEDA-SL, talking to communities and gathering information to provide appropriate recovery program.

In Sierra Leone, it is still in rain season, and the PWJ Team witnessed occasional strong rain with gusty winds pouring down already flooded areas.

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(Left) CEDA-SL and PWJ share assessment report  (Right) Landslide affected area

This assessment project is funded by Japan Platform and PWJ supporters.  PWJ welcomes more support to help recover mudslide/flood affected communities.