Start Fund for emergency relief releases Eu400,000

Funds to be provided to NGOs in Sierra Leone 

Minister Coveney announced that a crisis alert of  Eu 400,000 has already been issued from the emergency relief rapid response Start Fund to aid people in flooded areas of Freetown.

The possibility of further funding remains and hopefully will be available if required.

The Start Fund is supported by EU, Ireland, UK, Netherlands.

Listen to RTE Radio 1 report on devastating Freetown landslide

News at One on the 15th august 2017 on RTE Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Umaru Fofana on the devastating landslide which killed over 300 people and has left many homeless.

Listen to the interview on the link below:

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F21218751%5F135%5F15%2D08%2D2017%5F