Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide

Sierra Leone faces long slog to recovery after devastating mudslide

It’s been almost a month since torrential rains caused widespread flooding and a mountainside to collapse on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, sending a blanket of mud into several communities. Life is gradually returning to normal, but residents of the devastated regions face a slog toward recovery.

“We’re getting there, but the pace is still slow,” said Ramatu Jalloh, director of advocacy and communications for Save the Children in Sierra Leone.

Some 500 people were killed, more than 600 are believed missing, and almost 2,000 homes have...

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