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Mobile money sent to hundreds of families hit by Sierra Leone mudslide

Aid agencies hope that these cash transfers mean families will not be forced to take their children out of school or sell their assets in order to ensure they have enough food to eat DAKAR, Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Money is being sent via mobile phone to hundreds of families who surviv

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-16 11:43:00

U.S. Sanctions Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone for Failing to Take Back Deported Nationals

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has slapped sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for "lack of cooperation" in accepting their citizens who face deportation from the United States, including many who have committed serious crimes like murder in American communities, r

BREITBART - 2017-09-15 18:09:42

Welcome to eco@africa

Sustainable cocoa production in Sierra Leone, monitoring Kenya's fish stocks and an eco-friendly soccer club. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe. This week's eco@africa is again packed full of green stories from Africa and Europe. We

DW.COM - 2017-09-14 10:32:03

IOM Sierra Leone Flood Response Situation Report - 11 September 2017

The floods and subsequent mudslides that occurred on 14 August 2017 have resulted in 500 persons losing their lives and affected a total of 5,951 people (1,616 households). Out of the these affected population, 371 households have sought refuge in collective centres such as schools, mosques, churche

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-14 09:38:00

US Levies Sanctions Against Four Countries That Refuse to Take Deported Nationals

Unwilling to sit back while countries refuse to accept their deported nationals back, the United States has levied sanctions against four nations for failing to cooperate. The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Eritrea are being sanctioned "

TOWNHALL - 2017-09-14 19:15:00

U.S. Should 'Ramp Up Relief Efforts' In Sierra Leone

Sep 14, 2017 Los Angeles Times: Rep. Karen Bass: U.S. must help prevent further disease and death in Sierra Leone Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) "With hundreds dead, more missing, and the threat of a cholera outbreak looming, the United States must do our part in providing lifesaving assistance to Sie

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION - 2017-09-14 14:00:37


As thousands recover from the mudslides that swept through Freetown, Sierra Leone, a few unsung heroes of the Ebola crisis have sprung back into action to help the country they love. When Ebola broke out in Sierra Leone, it spread quickly through the country's capital, Freetown, killing thousands. C

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-13 19:00:26

Sierra Leone: Landslide and Floods Recovery Bulletin # 1, 12 September 2017

Download PDF (775.77 KB) This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners. Situation overview Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and aroun

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 15:41:00

Transparency is more than dollars and cents: An examination of informational needs for aid spending in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Download PDF (422.13 KB) By Aria Grabowski This research looks at the information needed by in-country development stakeholders with an emphasis on accountability actors including civil society organizations, charities, government workers, and the media. To collect this information, semi-structured

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 01:30:00

Experience gave us victory over Sierra Leone, says Afeez Aremu

The Super Eagles B survived the Leone Stars' scare to advance on Monday, and the midfielder admitted his side's experience gave them the edge Nigeria midfielder Afeez Aremu says his side's experience helped them overcome Sierra Leone 2-0 in the knockout phase of the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations on Mond

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-09-12 10:53:00

Weeks after Sierra Leone mudslide killed hundreds, recovery remains distant

It's been almost a month since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, sending a deadly blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but it will be a long time before recovery

MCCLATCHY - 2017-09-12 08:00:00

Sierra Leone Flash Floods 2017: Addressing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) needs of affected communities

Download PDF (2.8 MB) On 14 August 2017, the capital of Sierra Leone was hit by a mudslide and flash floods due to torrential rainfalls. The mudslide, which occurred in the Regent community of Freetown, left hundreds of houses buried under rubble with around 500 people dead, 600 declared missing and

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-12 17:03:00

New ambassador to Sierra Leone hails from northwest Indiana

Amb. Maria Brewer (Photo Courtesy: Northwest Indiana Times) PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A northwest Indiana native is the new U.S. ambassador to Sierra Leone. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Portage native Maria Brewer has served in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and other locations during he

WANE-TV - 2017-09-11 00:32:00

Nigeria 2-0 Sierra Leone: Okoro and Eneji lift Super Eagles

Sierra Leone have crashed out of the Wafu Nations Cup after they were silenced 2-0 by Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium. Second half strikes from Osas Okoro and Peter Eneji were all the Super Eagles needed to subdue the unyielding Leone Stars who gave a good account of themselves. More shortly...

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-09-11 20:16:00

We want to eliminate Nigeria from Wafu Cup, says Sierra Leone's Dunia

Sierra Leone B captain, Yeami Dunia says his side are ready to eliminate Nigeria in Monday's Wafu Cup playoff tournament in Ghana. The defender admitted that bulk of his mates will be taking on the Nigerian side for the first time, but insists they are better prepared than the Super Eagles B. "The t

GOAL.COM - 2017-09-11 16:18:39

Sierra Leone's school of rock gives hope to child soldiers and is fitting legacy for rock icon Marc Bolan

Guitar hero Marc Bolan 's legacy is alive and kicking thanks to Sierra Leone 's Children of the Revolution. Forty years after the rocker died in a car crash, child soldiers in the war-torn, disease-ravaged country have been dropping their guns and picking up guitars instead. The chant "Marc Bola

MSN.COM - 2017-09-10 18:06:59

JICA donates disaster relief items to Sierra Leone

18th August, 2017, The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, has responded to the unfortunate mudslide disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone. JICA commences the implementation of a disaster relief operation that will ensure that relief it

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-07 10:55:00

Caritas helps mudslide survivors in Sierra Leone

"As the convoy of corpses moved along the streets of Freetown, the entire city was in tears." In the aftermath of severe flash flooding and mudslides that struck the capital of Sierra Leone on 14 August, the director of Caritas Sierra Leone, Edward John Bull, has sent out a plea for prayers and for

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-07 22:43:00

Praised but unpaid: Nigeria's Ebola heroes

AFP A health official waits to screen for the Ebola virus Muslim faithfuls on pilgrimage to Mecca on September 19, 2014 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. Screening for Ebola at Nigeria's borders helped prevent the virus from spreading 1 In our series of letters from African j

MSN.COM - 2017-09-07 07:04:18

Johansen crony Bility heads FIFA Task Force to establish election platform

September 6 - He failed FIFA's integrity test that prevented him running for the presidency of the world governing body, but Liberian FA president Musa Bility is considered to have high enough moral standing to lead FIFA's Sierra Leone Task Force that has the job of preparing the way for new electio

INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.COM - 2017-09-06 12:14:58