Torrential rain caused mudslides and flooding on the outskirts of Freetown on 14 August, killing more than 480 people and destroying or damaging several communities in Racecourse, Regent and Lumley.

More than 600 people are still missing and it is feared the death toll will rise as search and rescue work continues.

The Sierra Leone Red Cross is at the forefront of the search and rescue efforts, and is working with the IFRC to support survivors and plan for their long-term recovery and resilience.

Download: Sierra Leone: emergency appeal – landslide

Publication date: 25/08/2017

Document status: Final


Document data

National Societies
Africa, Sierra Leone Red Cross Society
Africa, Sierra Leone
Geophysical, Local storm, Mudslide
Document type
Appeal, Emergency appeal