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  • Sierra Leone mudslide: our response in photos

    Posted in Blog on 22 August 2017

    It is now just over a week since a devastating mudslide swept through some of the poorest communities in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Over 500 people have been confirmed to have died, while over 3,000 people remain missing. Those who have survived have lost everything, and are in a deep state of trauma. Our local staff in Freetown were able to respond within hours of the mudslide, helping in the immediate relief efforts. By last Friday, they had reached 260 families with emergency supplies of food, water and shelter. These images from the team show the impact of the mudslide, and what they are doing to help the most vulnerable.  

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  • A health worker washes their hands in chlorine water in Gollu, Sierra Leone. Photo: Kate Holt/ActionAid

    Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa 2014-16

    Posted 5 April 2017

    Learn about the Ebola virus, how ActionAid responded to the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa 2014-16, and how we helped during the 2019 Ebola outbreak in DRC.

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  • Sia (left), 19, was one of 25 girls in her school to receive a scholarship to help her stay in education

    Sia (left), 19, was one of 25 girls in her school to receive a scholarship to help her stay in education. Photo: Jonathan Bundu/ActionAid

    Sierra Leone

    Posted 8 December 2015

    ActionAid has worked in Sierra Leone since 1988. We helped rebuild lives after the civil war, responded to the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014-15 and we're providing emergency aid after mudslides in August 2017.

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  • Margaret, 10 years old. Mwakirunge Dumpsite, Mombasa. Photo: Kate Holt/ActionAid

    Meet the kids scavenging on rubbish dumps to survive

    Posted in Blog on 30 January 2015

    15 million people in the developing world today survive by salvaging waste. Many of them are children. We lift the lid on the worldwide scandal of young kids forced to scavenge on rubbish dumps to survive.

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  • Brand new Ebola treatment unit fills up in less than 24 hours. Photo: ActionAid

    Ebola virus is a death sentence, and more Ebola myths

    Posted in Blog on 17 October 2014

    As the Ebola outbreak extends its grip on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, global concern has escalated, especially now that nations including the USA and Spain have reported some sporadic Ebola cases. It's time to dispel some myths about the virus. 

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