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  1. Sierra Leone Mudslide-- A Man-Made Tragedy?

    7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report FREETOWN The Conversation Sierra Leone is still reeling from the effects of a mudslide that killed nearly 1,000 people, left hundreds missing and rendered thousands homeless. Though mudslides are a rare event, this ...

    Local Press Report - 09/07/2017 - 14:01

  2. Sierra Leone to Begin Cholera Vaccination Drive in Disaster-Affected Areas

    7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report FREETOWN UNICEF Press Centre Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced. The vaccines will be ...

    Local Press Report - 09/07/2017 - 14:01

  3. Sierra Leone: Devastating Mudslide and Cholera Fears

    16 Aug 2017- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States Further heavy rain is expected this week in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, increasing risk of waterborne disease in the country, according to a report by the Assessment Capacitie ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/16/2017 - 09:01

  4. Sierra Leone Mudslide Disaster

    14 Aug 2017- 09:36 by Local Press Report WARRENTON, VA The Guardian Hundreds of people are likely to have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the country’s vice-president has said. Development Aid Disasters Envi ...

    Local Press Report - 08/14/2017 - 09:36

  5. Sierra Leone: Don’t Play Politics with Water

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Awoko Chairman of the Water Resources Committee in Parliament Hon. Swailu Koroma on Tuesday told the people of Baoma Community that the water provided for them is for the entire community and they should no ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  6. New Supply for Rural Communities

    10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report KABALA Awoke With support from the Government, African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank, the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) continues to surge forward with providing pipe borne water to rural ...

    Local Press Report - 11/10/2016 - 13:14

  7. Drought, Conflicts Leave More Countries in Need of Food Aid: FAO

    3 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Sit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2016 - 23:54

  8. Sierra Leone Ministers Warns That Water Shortage Could Lead to Cholera

    3 Jun 2016- 09:59 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Concord Times Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Madina Rahman, has said that the current water crisis in Freetown and its environs might cause a cholera outbreak and other water borne diseases. Cl ...

    Local Press Report - 06/03/2016 - 09:59

  9. Drought, Floods, Conflict Leave 34 Countries in Need of Food Assistance: FAO

    10 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries-- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia-- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agric ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2016 - 10:46

  10. EU to Fund Water Projects at 529 Liberian Schools

    7 May 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The European Union will fund water projects at 529 schools in nine counties in Liberia, according to Tiina Intelmann, head of the EU Delegation in Liberia. Intelmann, who had previously asked ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/07/2015 - 10:03

  11. Sierra Leone Company Signs Water Treatment Contract

    26 Aug 2014- 09:54 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Concord Times The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) last Friday (22 August) signed an agreement with Sotrad Water and Larica Investments which will pave way for the supply and installation of a containe ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 09:55

  12. AfDB, Rwanda Seek $68 Million for Kigali Action Plan

    3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIGALI, Rwanda The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Rwandan government this week signed an agreement to formalize the African Union-led Kigali Action Plan, an initiative that among other things will help ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/08/2014 - 15:47

  13. WASH Groups in Sierra Leone Urge Government to Make Water a Priority

    30 May 2014- 10:01 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Concord Times Civil society organizations (CSOs) working on water and sanitation in the country have urged government to prioritize water in the implementation of the 'Agenda for Prosperity'. The ...

    Local Press Report - 05/30/2014 - 10:01

  14. Sierra Leone Official Says Half of Citizens Will Have Safe Water Access by 2016

    29 Jan 2014- 09:56 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Awoko In an exclusive interview with Awoko, the acting Director-General of the Sierra Leone Water Company, Samuel Bangura has assured that by 2016 more than half of Sierra Leoneans will have access to clea ...

    Local Press Report - 01/29/2014 - 09:56

  15. Sierra Leone Flashmob Promotes Global Handwashing Day

    16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Voice of America Tuesday is Global Handwashing Day, and Sierra Leone is using an innovative way to promote awareness of proper hand washing to prevent illnesses like cholera and diarrhea. A consortium crea ...

    Local Press Report - 10/16/2013 - 09:56