FREETOWN MUDSLIDES: 100 DAYS ON

Today marks 100 days on from the devastating flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

On Monday 14th August an estimated 1,000 people died when an entire mountainside collapsed in the capital of Sierra Leone. Huge boulders, dislodged by rain, left a two-mile trail of destruction – flattening everything in its path. 

Street Child was one of the first major agencies to launch an emergency appeal. Your incredible support meant we were able to respond immediately, providing emergency relief when it was needed most.

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CONGRATULATIONS TEAM SIERRA 260!

Congratulations to the Sierra 260 team for completing the extraordinary challenge of running all the way across Sierra Leone! All 14 friends have made the remarkable achievement of finishing 10 marathons in 10 days, running all the way from the Guinean border to Bureh Beach. To celebrate they have been enjoying a few well-earned beers by the sea.

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ELECTION DAY IN LIBERIA

Excitement has been building for some time, and today is finally Election Day in Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Nobel prizewinning, first female President in Africa is stepping down after her mandated two six-year terms. Now, the country is facing its first democratic transition of power to an elected president since 1944.

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PSL YEAR 1 EVALUATION SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL LEARNING GAINS ARE BOTH POSSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR LIBERIA - STREET CHILD PERSPECTIVE

Street Child welcomes the release of today's evaluation by the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) of the first year of the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program. PSL has been a topic that has generated much commentary and speculation, informed and misinformed, in the past 18 months. This report brings welcome hard facts to the table.

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TWO WEEKS ON: STREET CHILD EMERGENCY FLOOD RELIEF APPEAL

Two weeks ago Street Child launched an Emergency Flood Relief Appeal to help the thousands of people affected by the flooding and mudslides in Freetown. The latest figures show that nearly 1,000 people have been reported missing or dead, and that a further 5,300 have been affected. Of these 1,100 are primary school age children, and 983 are secondary school age children.   

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STREET CHILD DELIVERS AID TO VICTIMS OF SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES

Early Monday morning heavy rainfall caused a devastating mudslide in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown. Hundreds of people were buried alive and thousands were left homeless, with nothing.

Street Child launched an emergency flood relief appeal in response to the crisis. Your generous donations have helped us to respond quickly to this crisis. Already we are at Regent distributing emergency food packages to those impacted by the crisis.

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