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30 Aug 2017 description
map MapAction

Map shows Pillar presence at shelter sites as reported by ONS, and an assessment of whether needs are being met, derived from ONS and UNDAC Who-What-Where reports.

For most pillars there is not enough information on Who-What-Where to know whether needs are being met.

28 Aug 2017 description
map MapAction

Map shows key operational locations and the activies being conducted at each site.

Points of Interest relevant to the operational setting are also provided.

25 Aug 2017 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is helping the Government of Sierra Leone and other humanitarian partners respond to disastrous landslides and floods in Freetown and its environs.  

24 Aug 2017 description

Heavy and prolonged rain that occurred in Sierra Leone last week, caused a massive landslide on Monday, 14 August. Areas around Freetown, the capital, were swept by a mudslide killing almost 500 people, and triggering massive destructions especially in the areas of Regent and Kamayama. Now, only a year after Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free, this West African country has to deal with loss of lives, severe damage to infrastructure which has left many homeless, as well as threat of various diseases spreading.

21 Aug 2017 description
report UNOPS

Thousands of people have been affected by a devastating mudslide and torrential rains in the country's capital Freetown.

​Several areas are facing extreme flooding and mudslides. So far, over 400 bodies have been recovered, with the death-toll expected to rise in coming days.

21 Aug 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Background

On the evening of the 14th August, mudslides triggered by three days of heavy rains poured in and around the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The most severe mudslides occurred in the coastal suburb of Racecourse on the city’s eastern edge, as well as in Regent and Lumley where thousands of makeshift settlements are home to the city’s poorest communities. Torrential rains have led to a series of significant floods and mudslides in several areas of Freetown.

18 Aug 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal is being issued on preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,637,689 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in delivering assistance to 4,800 people (800 families) affected by mudslides over 10 months. The operation will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; shelter including essential non-food items; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); disaster risk reduction (DRR) and restoring family links (RFL).

16 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A deadly torrential rain caused mudslides on 14 August in Sierra Leone, resulted in heavy destruction and numerous fatalities in hillside towns of Freetown. The most severe mudslides occurred in the eastern part of Racecourse, in the outskirts of Regent and Lumley area of the Sierra Leone capital. Further rain is expected in coming days and more areas are likely to be affected.

16 Aug 2017 description

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone that have killed scores of people and left many more homeless and in desperate need of assistance.

06 Jul 2017 description

6.3 million people to be assisted

334,013 Swiss francs DREF allocated

64.3 million Swiss Francs current Appeal budget

1.3 million Swiss Francs funding gap

Appeal launched 26 June 2014

Revision n° 7 issued 04 July 2017

Appeal ends December 2017

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Preface

Through much of 2014 and into 2015, the international community witnessed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa that was unprecedented in scale, severity and complexity. The toll in illness and death was severe: more than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died. Some 16,000 children lost parents or caregivers to Ebola.

The impact of the outbreak went far beyond those grim figures. The three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – were ill-equipped to respond.

10 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided food to 12 Ebola Virus Disease orphan care centers in the Western Area as an interim measure to get them integrated into foster families.

  • The UN Network for Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and undernutrition (REACH) concluded a four day mission to Sierra Leone and met with nutrition stakeholders including donors, UN agencies, relevant Government Ministries.

Operational Updates

26 Jan 2017 description

Date of launch: 20 January, 2017

Number of people affected: 50,000

Number of people to be assisted: 10,000 people (with NFI distribution to 1,150 families/5,750 people, hygiene promotion to 3,600 families/10,000 people in addition to those reached through the health facilities and distribution of awareness materials)

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

12 Jan 2017 description

Combined Monthly Ebola Operations Update No 37 (1)

10 January 2017

Current situation

From the time of the confirmation of the initial cases of the current West Africa Ebola outbreak in Guinea in March 2014, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, comprising National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross have been an essential part of the extensive global effort mobilized to stop the epidemic.

02 Nov 2016 description

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