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22 Aug 2017 description

◾Eight days after the fatal floods and landslides in the Freetown area, heavy rainfall continues.

◾The first registration of the affected population has been completed. 5 905 people have been directly affected, of whom 49% are women and girls. So far, 493 deaths have been reported, with 600 people still not accounted for.

17 Aug 2017 description

Following the deadly mudslide and floods that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1100 households, the EU has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of €300 000 for the most vulnerable families affected by this disaster.

The EU has also activated its emergency Copernicus mapping system to provide damage assessment maps to help with the relief efforts and a Commission humanitarian expert is on his way to assess the needs on the ground.

15 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy rainfall in Regent area, Freetown, has caused important floods and landslides. At present, 312 people are reported killed and at least 2 000 have lost their home.
  • Body management is a challenge at this point. Needs assessments are hampered by lack of access for the time being. Needs are expected as regards water, hygiene and sanitation and shelter. The situation is being monitored by DG ECHO. Authorities has so far not requested assistance.