Heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone, caused mudslides that killed nearly 500 people and displaced thousands. Approximately 600 people are still unaccounted for. Concern’s distribution teams have been activated and are delivering essential supplies to some of the most affected communities.
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Jeanfrenel Tham worked with Concern during the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Here, he recounts his memories of the disaster.
Serious floods have devastated Malawi over the last month. The flooding is so widespread that the government has declared half of the country to be in a state of disaster. There has been extensive damage to crops. Floods have washed away livestock and caused significant damage to roads and bridges.
Concern Worldwide is working on the Turkish border to help refugees fleeing from Syria. We’ve already started distributing essential supplies, such as blankets and jerry cans, and food.
Emma Flaherty is Concern Worldwide’s field coordinator in Bentiu, South Sudan. Here, she tells us what it is like being an aid worker in a war zone.
The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.
The war in Syria has forced millions of innocent people to flee their homes, leaving behind their belongings, livelihoods and dreams. Many are now living in temporary tent settlements in Lebanon, where Concern Worldwide is providing emergency aid.