Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide

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It’s been almost two  months since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, sending a blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but residents of the devastated regions face a slog toward recovery.

The African Coalition and Sierra Leone community leaders met on Oct.7th and have discussed how to help the victims. Ms. Isatu Timbo, the Honorary consul of  Sierra Leone stated that  the country is missing so many people  and over  2,000 homes have been lost as a result of the Aug. 14 mudslide, and this tragedy sadden  the sierra Leone community in US. She added that this is the time to call for solidarity with other communities and elective officials to address the current  TPS termination for Sierra Leone , Liberian and Guinean communities  .

www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-global-sierra-leone-20170906-story.htm