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Sierra Leone youth-led community-based disaster risk reduction


This report summarizes lessons learnt from the Y Care International supported Sierra Leone YMCA project to carry out a disaster risk reduction (DRR) pilot project in two urban slum communities of Freetown in 2012. The project is a good example of youth participation in DRR, collaboration with other agencies, and learning through research on youth volunteerism. The aim of this pilot project was to learn the best ways of reducing the risk of disasters such as flooding and cholera in urban slum communities of Freetown through involving young people in preparing for, carrying out activities to reduce the risk of, and responding to, such disasters.

Keywords

  • Themes:Community-based DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Health & Health Facilities, Vulnerable Populations
  • Hazards:Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Sierra Leone

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/33646

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