Aid Worker Recalls Horror of Sierra Leone Mudslide Aftermath
When Idalia Amaya arrived at the scene of the mudslide that devastated Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, she was horrified to find homes washed away, entire villages engulfed by mud, and corpses floating down the streets. "Bodies were just being washed down streams ... so many people were crying and wailing," Amaya said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 August 2017
"The chance of finding more survivors is slim to none" Read more »
Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone 'Still in Shock' After Deadly Floods
Deutsche Welle, 17 August 2017
Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Freetown. A third of the victims were children. Red Cross has… Read more »
Sierra Leone: How Can Sierra Leone Learn From Fatal Mudslides?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 17 August 2017
"Freetown and other precarious cities need safer urban planning and land use initiatives" Read more »
In Sierra Leone, mudslides have engulfed a whole community and Unicef is helping families affected. More than 400 people were killed, and 600 people are missing.
Sierra Leone has begun a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it's ... Read more »
President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears as he described the devastation. Rescue workers have been searching for survivors amid the hundreds of homes that were engulfed by mud ... Read more »