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Oxfam in Sierra Leone

Oxfam are responding in Mountaincut community, which is located in eastern part of Freetown, after the recent mudslides. Oxfam is installing two water tanks to provide immediate safe water supply to more than 500 people.

Sierra Leone mudslide

Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than 300 people have died, with an estimated 3,000 people made homeless by the mudslide, which was caused by heavy rains.

We plan to help almost 2,000 households initially. Continued heavy rains, overcrowding and inadequate water and sanitation systems will leave people extremely vulnerable to outbreaks of cholera and other diseases. 

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Read about Oxfam's Ebola Crisis response in Sierra Leone

Mustapha Abu, Women's Economic Leadership Project Co-ordinator

 Sierra Leone is a country with high levels of poverty and deprivation. Discrimination against women is widespread, and as a result women often struggle to influence the decisions that affect their lives. So my work focuses on empowering women and on giving them the skills - and therefore the confidence - they need to make their voices heard.

Similarly, Oxfam in Sierra Leone also works on helping people form co-operatives, so they can work together more efficiently and join forces to bring about change. And we support people to increase crop production by providing high quality seeds and teaching people about the best farming methods.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Sierra Leone (PDF, 261KB)

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Your campaigning persuaded the UK Government to help Sierra Leone give mums and under fives health care.

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