Torrential rains caused mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 14 August, 2017 resulting in many deaths and destruction of property in hillside towns of Freetown. The death toll earlier stood at 500. Health officials have registered concerns over the countries’ deploring health situation as morgues are overgrown. The World Health Organization says the loss of life in Sierra Leone has been devastating, both after Ebola and this recent disaster, and the recovery will again take time.
This disaster comes just only two years after the country successfully ended transmission from the deadliest Ebola outbreak in living memory. Sierra Leone has also sustained the brunt of a ten-year civil war that ended in 2002 and remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
We need to support the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL) with its crisis interventions. EFSL alongside other Church traditions have been at the forefront of providing emergency aid and offering psycho social support to victims of the current disaster. EFSL has continued to minister to families struck by the deadly Ebola virus and will continue to minister long after the gaze of the international media and partners subsides. We ask all AEA friends and partners to support the recovery efforts in the country.
To donate or offer any form of support towards this cause kindly contact:
Office Contact: +254 712767300
Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA)
Jonathan Titus-Williams (Rev)
Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone
35 Circular Road-P. O. Box 948
Office Tel: +232-22-220123