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28 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows key operational locations and the activies being conducted at each site.

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

28 Aug 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 49 events in the region.

This week, three new events have been reported:

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Mauritania and cholera in Burundi and Chad. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Kenya

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

28 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the numbers of registered injured individuals reported by Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS).

28 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the numbers of registered affected children by age group, reported by Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS).

28 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the numbers of registered affected individuals reported by Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS).

28 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the city sections affected by the Regent landslide and flash flooding, reported by Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS), and the numbers of affected households estimated from census data (2015) projected to 2017 populations by ONS.

27 Aug 2017 description
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Map indicates the location of active and proposed shelters in Freetown identified by national agencies.

Confirmation is needed of the status and population of these shelters.

27 Aug 2017 description

By State House Communication Unit

World Bank (W/B) Country Manager Parminder Brar on Friday 25th August, 2017, presented a technical team from World Bank to Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

The World Bank, which is also dubbed as the Knowledge Bank, prides itself on its characteristic extensive and in depth research and analysis to inform it's interventions across the world.

25 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is produced by the UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and humanitarian partners.

Situation overview

Through satellite and real time analysis it has been confirmed that landslides occurred on the morning of August 14th, with the debris from Mount Sugar Loaf resulting in 496 fatalities and roughly 800 missing persons.

25 Aug 2017 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja 25th August 2917. The ECOWAS Commission is reaching out to the United Nations (UN) Agencies charged with humanitarian deliveries as part of its commitment towards bringing succor to victims of flood and landslides in Sierra Leone.

This is in addition to the collaborative hand already offered by ECOWAS to sister global agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as well as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in order to ensure that the humanitarian crisis in the West African country is brought under control.

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.  

25 Aug 2017 description

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed this week’s announcement of a US$615,000 (ZAR 8 million) contribution from the Government of South Africa that will help us provide vital emergency assistance to more than 10,000 people affected by mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.

24 Aug 2017 description

Deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital last week has destroyed whole neighbourhoods and left thousands of already vulnerable residents homeless and exposed to disease.

Nearly 500 people were killed and at least 600 more remain missing more than one week after the catastrophe. Close to 6,000 people were directly affected by the mudslides, having either lost a family member, seen their homes destroyed or been injured in the disaster. Initial reports show that children and women are the most affected.

24 Aug 2017 description

On 14 August, a hillside collapsed and triggered a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown after a couple of days of torrential rain. Almost 500 people are reported dead, with an estimated 600 people missing, and 3,000 people left homeless.

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.

24 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.

The death toll rose within a few days to approximately 500, with several hundred more people reported missing and thousands displaced. The full extent of this disaster and the exact losses are not immediately known and may never be fully investigated.

24 Aug 2017 description

1. GENERAL SITUATION

On 14 August 2017, Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown was devastated by floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains. The most severe mudslides occurred in the eastern part of Racecourse, in the outskirts of Regent and Lumley area of Freetown. According to the Sierra Leone Red Cross, over six hundred houses were destroyed, 300 found dead and hundreds injured and many more missing. Rescue efforts were slowed due to continuous rains and risk of new mudslides.

2. TURKISH RED CRESCENT ACTIVITIES

23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The UNICEF representative participated in a field visit with the Office of National Security and the United Nations Country Team to assess the site that has been selected to relocate displaced persons. If and when the decision is made, the United Nations Country Team will consult and based on the decision, UNICEF will coordinate with the pillars to ensure that all conditions on the ground have been met before the relocation of affected persons.

23 Aug 2017 description

Emergencia en Sierra Leona (Freetown)

  • La semana pasada, las inundaciones repentinas acabaron con la vida de más de 490 personas en Freetown, con un alto número de aún desaparecidas y alrededor de 6.000 personas afectadas.

  • Con condiciones sanitarias críticas, la situación de salud pública de los afectados está en gran peligro. Acción contra el Hambre está distribuyendo agua segura e interviniendo para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades entre las comunidades afectadas.

Madrid, 23 de agosto de 2017