Sierra Leone Mudslides
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 1,000 houses along the banks of the Juba river. Flash floods also affected at least four other communities in other parts of Freetown.
Access to clean water, sanitation, medical assistance and shelter are among the top response priorities.
Airlink has supported response by two organizations - Rise Against Hunger and Waves for Water - to support access to food aid and clean water during the recovery.