Emergency Appeal Freetown Flooding
Please support our emergency flood relief appeal to help the victims of the Freetown flooding in Sierra Leone.
SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY APPEAL TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY THE FLOODING IN FREETOWN
On Monday 14th August, over 300 Sierra Leoneans have died following horrific landslides and torrential rainfall. Thousands more have been left with nothing. Street Child launched a formal flood relief appeal to our supporters and the general public. 100% of all donations received will be spent as quickly and as well as possible supporting our excellent, on the ground, social and livelihood teams. In the short term we will focus on food, shelter and water. Afterwards we'll focus on ensuring that affected children are able to restart school at the start of the school year in September; and then we will help affected families rebuild their livelihoods.
What we are doing
Wednesday 6 September
Friday 1 September
Monday 28 August
Thursday 24 August
Sunday 20 August
Saturday 19 August
Friday 18 August
Wednesday 16 August
Tuesday 15 August
Monday 14 August
With funding of two new partners (Concern and CRS) we started a new intervention that will provide the supplementary wet food that is needed to the ingredients as provided in the storage. With that those staying in the shelters should have at least one nutritious hot meal per day.
This is the last day of are current intervention (funded by UK Aid) that provides over 4000 people daily with ready-to-eat food packages.
We distributed bags with toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, a toothbrush, a shower cup, a towel, underwear and for the women also sanitary pads.
We gave out towels in all six crisis centers. The food packages are still distributed every day as well, with over 4000 a day. Moreover we started our efforts on sanitation, to inform people about disaster protection and disease prevention. Our social workers, with help of community volunteers, visit people door-to-door and provide drinking water or water filters, as well as soap.
Now the Street Child of Sierra Leone team is also distributing food and non-food items in the crisis centers in Colvert and Dwazark.
Following the support of UK Aid we started distributing clothes in the 3 crisis centers that we currently work in.
DFID (UK Aid) agreed to support our appeal with which we will be to able to scale up the number of people we help, and also will start distributing clothing, toiletries, towels and bedding. We hope to have implemented this within the next few days.
On Wednesday we started distributing in two more Emergency centers, in Kaningo and Kamayama, feeding a total of 1500 people.
Regent, Kamayama and Kaningo are all communities that are very close to the mudslide impacted area.
On Tuesday afternoon the first food and water distribution was started in the emergency center in Regent, distributing 600 emergency food packages to those who have been displaced by the mudslides.
Following the heavy rains that resulted into a mudslide, flooding, Street Child of Sierra Leone immediately reported the events to their sister organisation street Child UK, asking for support. An action plan was made, to get started with Emergency support as soon as possible, while an Emergency appeal was launched.
Thank you to everyone who donated and made this possible. You can follow the distribution over Facebook
Donate within Sierra Leone directly on:
Standard Charted Bank
Account Name: Street Child Main a/C
SWIFT CODE: SCBLSLFR
Donate from abroad / by credit card:
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bear with us, as things are quite hectic, but for any questions regarding donations you reach us on 076 590 863.