Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
The risk of fire increased as a result of the dry Hamatan wind that blew across Sierra Leone in January 2013. Several villages in the Northern and Southern Provinces were affected by fire disasters between 2-28 Jan, destroying 279 houses and making 450 families (2,257 individuals) homeless. Plastic sheets, kitchen sets, buckets, mosquito tents, soap, mats, blankets and shelter kits were distributed. As of 9 Feb, massive rehabilitation and reconstruction of houses is going on in each of the affected locations. (IFRC, 19 Feb 2013)
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.