- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Central, eastern and western regions
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August
When twenty- two-year-old Fatmata Sawyer was asked to identify potential hazards affecting her small village of under 300 residents, she took the microphone and boldly mentioned flash floods, thunderbolts, wildfires, teenage pregnancy and environmental degradation.
Fatmata is among 6 female participants in a three-day training workshop on Disaster Risk Management from M’bokie village, Sittia chiefdom- Bonthe District south of Sierra Leone. Sittia is predominantly a fishing community along the coastlines of Sierra Leone.
Summary: CHF 167,769 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 15 January 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 2,253 beneficiaries in four locations/districts affected by the fire disaster.
The initial objective of Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) intervention was to support the impoverished fire disaster victims in Bo, Pujehun, Bonthe and Moyamba districts who were left languishing in neighbouring villages as a result of the disaster.
Period covered by this update: 16 January to 9 February, 2013.
Summary: CHF 167,769 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 15 January, 2013 to support Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in delivering assistance to 2,253 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
CHF 167,769 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Sierra Leone National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,253 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Currently, Sierra Leone is facing heightened risks of fire outbreaks due to the hot and dry season.
Secretary General's visit to Niger
This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: Regional Overview, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
(B) North Africa Region: Algeria
(C) Central Africa Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
(D) West Africa Region: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
(E) Asia Region: DPR Korea
(F) Middle East Region: Palestinian Territories
(G) West and Central Asia Region: Afghanistan, Iran
(H) Eastern Europe Region: Northern Caucasus
Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.