Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

The Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 observed A Minute of Silence prayers in observance for the victims of the flooding and mudslides in some parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone during the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on the Drought Situation and its Implication on Peace and Security in […]

Over flooding and mudslides…

African Union stands behind Sierra Leone- Ambassador Keh Kamara shares Sierra Leone’s plight Following the flooding and mudslides in some parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara has sent an official Note Verbale to the African Union Commission informing the Commission about the situation in Sierra Leone. […]

WFP Begins Food Distributions to Thousands Hit by Mudslides in Sierra Leone

Hours after Monday’s mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to the hardest-hit communities of Regent, Sugar Loaf and Mortomeh around the capital ABUJA, Nigeria, August 17, 2017/APO/ — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive […]

New emergency UK aid for Sierra Leone landslide victims

UK steps up support to provide clean water, food and medicines to assist communities worst affected LONDON, United Kingdom, August 18, 2017/APO/ — The UK is stepping up with new emergency support that will provide clean water, food and medicines to assist people in the communities worst affected by the devastating floods and mudslide in Sierra Leone, […]

WCC extends condolences to Sierra Leone

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2017/APO/ — As Sierra Leone coped with the aftermath of a devastating mudslide while facing the threat of another slide, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered condolences and prayers. After a mudslide claimed at least 330 lives on the outskirts of Freetown, authorities this week were […]

Sierra Leone: Red Cross appeals for global support

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2017/APO/ — As the full horror of Monday’s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an urgent appeal for global support. Speaking at a joint press briefing with the Sierra Leone Permanent Mission in Geneva, […]

New Country Representative of UNICEF arrives in Sierra Leone

Dr El-Bashir, a Sudanese national, was previously the UNICEF Representative in Eritrea (2009–2013) and Zambia (2013–2017), and has worked for UNICEF in many different countries FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 10, 2017/APO/ — The new Representative of UNICEF in Sierra Leone, Dr Hamid El-Bashir Ibrahim, has been officially received by the Government of Sierra Leone at a […]

Life-saving role of Red Cross volunteers during Ebola outbreak highlighted by new study

Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2017/APO/ —  Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The […]

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