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17 Aug 2017 description
report Tearfund

Tearfund’s Country Representative in Sierra Leone speaks of the terrible destruction he has witnessed, following the terrible flooding and landslides – as well as ‘a great outpouring of love’ in the affected areas.

Tearfund is currently working closely with its local partners in Sierra Leone to plan a response to this week’s deadly landslides, which have killed hundreds, possibly thousands of people.

30 Jul 2015 description

Christian and Muslim leaders played “essential role” in tackling the Ebola virus

Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives.

12 Feb 2015 description

11 February 2015 - As Ebola infection rates drop in Sierra Leone, Christian relief agencies are urging global and national institutions, donors and policy makers to ensure Sierra Leone’s faith leaders are given a “pivotal” role in their post-Ebola recovery plans.

Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund believe global institutions such as the World Health Organisation and the United Nations have not engaged sufficiently with Christian and Muslim leaders in Sierra Leone, who they say have played a vital and often unsung role in the fight against Ebola virus.

24 Oct 2014 description
report Tearfund

Church leaders in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone and Liberia are playing a vital role in helping people to stay safe, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

Tearfund partners have found that church leaders are widely trusted and are able to use church services and other gatherings to help people understand how to stop the spread of Ebola.

17 Sep 2012 description
report Tearfund

Fatalities caused by cholera and diarrhoea in Sierra Leone have been slashed as a result of the contribution of a two-year Tearfund sanitation programme.

The village of Sarhun in Pujehun state is one of 20 communities which are being transformed due to the work of our partner, the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL).

15 Jan 2001 description
report Tearfund

Aid agencies are facing a 'logistical nightmare' in West Africa where as many as 200,000 refugees living in camps inside Guinea need to be moved to escape rebel attacks from neighbouring Sierra Leone.

11 Jan 2001 description
report Tearfund

A massive humanitarian crisis is surfacing in Guinea and neighbouring countries in West Africa. Guinea has been hosting over 470,000 refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone following protracted civil wars throughout the 1990s. It is the top refugee-hosting nation in Africa.

14 Aug 2000 description
report Tearfund

Four church workers in Sierra Leone have been released unharmed by militiamen after being kidnapped at gunpoint and held for 10 days. During a terrifying ordeal their captors threatened the four with execution and boasted of past atrocities committed against civilians.