Support our Emergency Appeal to help those impacted by the flooding in Freetown
On Monday 14th August, over 300 Sierra Leoneans have died following horrific landslides and torrential rainfall. Thousands more have been left with nothing.
Street Child launched a formal flood relief appeal to our supporters and the general public. Donations will go towards providing emergency relief and long-term recovery support. We will ensure your donation will be spent as quickly and as well as possible supporting our excellent social and livelihood teams in Sierra Leone. In the short term we will focus on food, shelter and water. Longer term we'll focus on ensuring that affected children are able to restart school at the start of the school year in September; and then we will help affected families rebuild their livelihoods.
UPDATE: Our teams are on the ground distributing emergency food packages to those who have been displaced by the mudslides. Already we have helped over 2,000 people by providing clean water and food.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to make this possible.
we BELIEVE EVERY CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO A SAFE HOME AND AN EDUCATION.
From building schools and training teachers, to connecting orphaned or abandoned children with families and giving parents in poverty business grants, our sustainable projects are all about giving the world's poorest children a chance.
Street Child started in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children. Since then we have helped over 60,000 children to go to school and enabled thousands of families to generate sustainable incomes so that their children can stay in education. During the Ebola crisis, Street Child helped over 20,000 Ebola orphans, providing emergency support and connecting thousands with families. Today, Street Child works in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal and Nigeria with a current emphasis on education in emergencies and girls' education.
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