Disasters

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Affected countries: Sierra Leone
Three days of heavy rains triggered flash floods and a massive landslide in and around the capital Freetown on 14 August. The most severe disaster occurred in Regent and Lumley districts with a massive 6 kilometres mudslide submerging and wiping out over 300 houses along the banks of the Juba…
Affected countries: Sierra Leone
Sustained heavy downpour of rain from the 5 to the 6 September 2015 (48 hours) burst river banks and caused destruction in eight communities in Bo and two in one Chiefdom in Pujehun District in southern Sierra Leone. The overall population in the three chiefdoms in Bo District is 8,695 of which…
In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali. 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan. 8…
Affected countries: Sierra Leone
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…
Affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone
Cholera outbreaks began around the same time at the beginning of 2012 in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Since the beginning of the year, Sierra Leone has recorded 13,934 cases of cholera, with 232 deaths. The rate of new cases has accelerated rapidly since the beginning of August. The President of…
About a dozen people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after heavy rain storms this week caused mudslides in some of the most run-down areas of the country's main port. "A number of people are missing and we have recorded significant…
Some 600,000 people were affected by flooding as a result of heavy rains that hit West Africa starting in Jun 2009; 159 people were killed. Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone were among the most affected countries. From Mauritania to Nigeria, damages also include destruction of…
Starting in August 2007, West Africa experienced some of its worst floods in 35 years with over 800,000 affected in 15 countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana). The…