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.
Ambassador Catherine Campbell has tweeted @IrlEmbFreetown to check updated travel information before travelling to SL.
Access DFAT TravelWise app @dfatravelwise for further information.
RTE 1 Nine O’Clock News report on the landslide in Freetown can be accessed at the link below:
https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/rte-news-nine-oclock-30003250/10763566/ ( at 9.10)
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:
Mud and landslide in Freetown causes devastation and death of over 300 people.
For consular queries contact the Irish Embassy at +232 79 250 623
Also: #flooding; #landslides; @UmaruFofana for further updates.