Disaster Relief for Fire Victims in Sierra Leone Fund
On March 24th, 2021, a terrible fire broke out at one of the densely populated slum communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Susan's Bay. The entire community was burnt down to ashes and it is believed that more than 5,000 people were left homeless as over 600 houses were destroyed. Many children are believed to be missing and separated from their parents while thousands have lost their livelihoods as most of the residents in the affected community were involved in petty trading.
Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) Sierra Leone will be providing food, water, medicine, clothing, school supplies, and accommodation in helping the victims especially women and children rise from the ashes. Also, the organization will be providing psychosocial counseling support to affected women and children to enable them recover from the trauma and also keep their hopes alive.