A week ago today Street Child launched our Emergency Flood Relief Appeal to support the victims of the Freetown flooding and mudslides. Over 500 people died from the flooding and mudslides and more than 6,500 people, including 124 orphans, have been left homeless.
Street Child was the first major agency to launch a formal appeal, the very same day - and all week, your brilliant donations have directly enabled our staff to deliver aid where and when it was needed. Already, we have distributed more than 12,400 emergency food packages, including clean water. We have also begun to distribute clothing to those who have been left with simply nothing, already distributing clothing to 5,221 people.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Emergency Flood Relief Appeal so far, helping us to make a very real difference on the ground but tragically there is so much to be done.
We would also like to thank all major news outlets who have reported on Street Child's appeal and our relief efforts, including The Guardian, Mail, BBC channels, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and many others.