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Attention is on Harvey. But flooding has killed thousands this month in other countries, too. - Washington Post

Skies, streams and seas have unleashed tragedies around the world this month, forcing us to reckon once more with the deadly power of weather and water. While we watch and react to the devastation wrought by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey across ...and more »

Sierra Leone Mudslides: Making Sure Humanitarian Aid Reaches Women - HuffPost

Cross posted from UN Women. Women receiving humanitarian assistance from UN Women in the aftermath of the mudslides in Sierra Leone. Photo: UN Women. Following heavy rains on 14 August, mudslides have left more than 400 people dead and an estimated 6 ...and more »

Sierra Leone could impose state of emergency for relief and political reasons - africanews

Sierra Leone could impose a state of emergency weeks after deadly floods and mudslides killed hundreds in the West African country. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. A Reuters reporter in the country, Umar Fofana, cited parliamentary sources as ...and more »

Petrol bomb attack on Sierra Leone opposition headquarters - africanews

Fire has gutted the headquarters of a Sierra Leone opposition party, the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP). ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray, outspoken leader of the party, told a Reuters reporter in the that the fire ...and more »

Civil War, Ebola, And Now Mudslides - Why I Urge Everyone To Help Sierra Leone's Resilient People Survive This ... - HuffPost UK

Three years ago, I approached ActionAid because I wanted to support Sierra Leone, the country where my grandfather was born, and where the charity has worked for almost 30 years. However, my first scheduled trip to the country was cancelled when the ...and more »

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors uncertain of future - africanews

Barley two weeks after a mudslide and flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, survivors are still recounting the fateful night. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. More than 1,000 people died in what has been described as one of Africa's ...and more »

I am deeply saddened and troubled by what happened to my party office in Freetown – Kamaraimba tells Sierra Leone ... - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017. Mohammed Kamaraimba Mansaray – the leader and presidential candidate for Sierra Leone's opposition Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) spoke this evening to the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, after his party ...and more »

Instant messages from hell - Religion News Service

CHICAGO (RNS) — “Julia, over three hundred bodies they have buried today,” Ambrose Ndoinje texted me from Freetown, Sierra Leone, after torrential rains and mudslides left corpses floating down the street. Local leaders say the death count this week ...and more »

Krio Descendants Union in New Jersey celebrates its 9th anniversary - Sierra Leone Telegraph

Dennis Kabatto. Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30th August 2017. After an emotional homecoming to Freetown, Sierra Leone in December 2016, the Krio Descendants Union Northeast Chapter will assemble in New Brunswick, New Jersey for its 9th Family Reunion ...and more »

Harvey Unprecedented? What About 2 Weeks Ago in Sierra Leone? - Reading the Pictures (blog)

At first glance, the pulse of brown earth rushing down the mountain, flanked by two green arms, creates a breathtaking monumentality. Until, that is, the darker patches in the foreground come into view as soldiers taking a break from their rescue work ...and more »