It is with great sadness that I must inform you that continuous rain on the night of August 13th, 2017 has resulted in massive flooding and mudslide in many parts of the Western Area in Sierra Leone. This flooding and mudslide have devastated many communities, destroyed settlements and brought deaths and severe injuries to many people. The total number of people affected is still been compiled.
The Government of Sierra Leone has taken immediate steps to minimize the suffering of those affected and continues to provide emergency assistance and support to the displayed and injured. As a response to this national disaster, the Embassy is inviting all Sierra Leoneans and Friends of Sierra Leone to a crisis meeting at the City of Light Church (KPCI Minitires) located at 520 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m
This community meeting will discuss among others, a response strategy by Sierra Leonean and Friends of Sierra Leone to this natural disaster. All Community Heads, Alumni Associations, Religious Organizations and interested groups are invited.