In the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) formal commitments to Accountability to Affected Populations (CAAPs) it was acknowledged that “communication with, and inclusion of, crisis-affected populations in the design and provision of humanitarian
After a landslide in Sierra Leone in 2017, rapid urbanisation and deforestation were identified as the main causes of the disaster. The challenge now is to find ways to build affordable homes, while ensuring that the infrastructure is resilient to extreme weather events.
In Freetown, coordinated services in three areas – land administration, disaster risk management, and geospatial information production and sharing – may hold the key to helping the city prevent another mudslide or disaster. The World Bank and University of Melbourne are researching how geospatial and national land information can build Sierra Leone's resilience.
Freetown is still under threat one year after a devastating mudslide killed an estimated 1,000 people and left thousands homeless. It must tackle deforestation, poor housing and decrepit drainage if it is to prevent the next disaster, but insufficient funding remains a major obstacle to upgrading the city's infrastructure.
To celebrate World Environment Day, hundreds of Freetonians came together to plant a tree in honor of the more than 1000 people killed and missing after landslides and floods hit Freetown in 2017. The tree-planting also marks an important phase of the Freetown Emergency Recovery Project, which is designed to support the government’s resilient recovery program.