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August 21, 2017

Emergency Assistance to Sierra Leone in Response to the Damage Caused by the Heavy Flooding and Landslides

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of Sierra Leone following serious damage from the heavy flooding and landslides.

1. Disaster situation

The flooding and landslides, which happened around on August 14, has caused serious human and property damage. According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the damage situation as of August 17 was as follows:
Deaths more than 400
Missing approximately 810
Injured approximately 330
Affected approximately 3,000
Evacuees approximately 4,000
Damaged houses approximately 1,100

2. Goods supplied

A. Emergency relief goods (from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Accra)
Plastic sheets
Sleeping pads
Portable jerry cans
Water purifiers

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Accra to Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, on the next available flight.


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