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Sierra Leone - Freetown Land Slide and Floods Impact Alleviation Emergency Response Project


On the night of 13 August 2017, the city of Freetown and its outskirts experienced torrential rains and landslides that continued well into the morning of 14 August 2017. The magnitude of the rainfall is yet to be determined. As at 19 August, the Office of National Security (ONS) confirmed that 497 people have died as a result of flooding and landslides, with many still reported missing. The figures are expected to rise. United Nations Interagency Rapid Response Team indicate that a total of 1,049 households from several locations have been affected by the floods and landslides. Disaggregated data on the affected is not available with registration still ongoing led by government institutions supported by partners.

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