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30 Aug 2017 description

Action Against Hunger urges rapid, joint action to prevent disease outbreaks

by Action Against Hunger USA, August 22, 2017

Last week, flash floods killed over 490 people in Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown. To date, a large number of people are still reported missing and an estimated 6,000 altogether have been affected by the destruction.

Following a needs assessments coordinated by the government of Sierra Leone, Action Against Hunger and key partners[1] quickly mobilized resources and launched a response to the emergency.

20 Oct 2016 description


09 Nov 2015 description

(New York, 7 November 2015) - Action Against Hunger joins the government of Sierra Leone and the international community in celebrating the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration that Sierra Leone is Ebola free. As of November 7, 2015, WHO Representative Dr. Anders Nordström confirmed that the country has reached the milestone of 42 days with no recorded cases: “The world had never faced an Ebola outbreak of this scale and magnitude, and the world has neither seen a nation mobilizing its people and resources as Sierra Leone did.

28 Oct 2015 description

As the country gradually moves toward the end of the fight against Ebola, Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, has been hit again by another disaster. In mid-September massive floods caused by torrential rains hit Freetown and caused serious damage particularly to people living within the slum areas.

The floods have left at least four people dead and more than 3,000 displaced in Freetown. The displaced people were relocated to the Siaka Stevens Stadium (in the west) and the Brima Artuga Mini Stadium (in the east).