Sierra Leone Mudslides
On August 14th, 2017 a mudslide occurred in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Currently the UN has estimated around 500 are dead, 700 are still missing and over 10,000 are displaced. UNICEF is reporting around 15% of those affected are under the age of 5 and 40% are between the ages of 6 and 18. The high levels of mud and continued rain is making it unlikely that the missing will be found alive, with many of the bodies being buried in mass graves in fear of a mass Typhoid and Cholera outbreak. These people are in severe need of water, food, medical supplies and temporary shelter. Help Hands for Africa send the immediate aid they need in order to survive.