PRESS RELEASE FREETOWN COLLECTIVE RELIEF EFFORT

PRESS RELEASE

TO: THE PUBLIC AND ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: THE FREETOWN COLLECTIVE SIERRA LEONE

DATE: AUGUST 30, 2017

RE: FREETOWN EMERGENCY RELIEF REQUEST

CONTACT:
Foday Ajamu Mansaray Black Star Action Network International (BSANI) Director
+232 78 790956
Tahiyrah Asafo Black Star Action Network International Media Contact
513-913-2691

On August 14, 2017 heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone led to massive landslides in Guma Regent community- Martema – houses and people were covered by the sliding earth. Roads in Regent Village with Jui cut in two, and vehicular traffic severely restricted (Awoko).

The Black Star Action Network International (BSANI Movement), Gullah Nation Of North America (GNONA), and the United Afrikan Coalition for Justice & Human Rights (UAC) have partnered up to form the Freetown Collective and organize the Freetown Relief Fund; to provide direct emergency aid to the families and communities affected by the devastating and deadly August 14th Mudslide & Flood in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone.

The Freetown Collective is urgently calling on you to assist us by spreading the word and giving what you can to the Freetown Relief Fund.
https://www.gofundme.com/freetown-emergency-relief-fund

Donations contributed to the Freetown Relief Fund will be spent on providing food, clothing, and shelter for as many victims of this natural disaster; as well as assist with basic medical and safety supplies, to help keep down the spread of disease and illness.
This mudslide and subsequent flooding has left over 600 dead and counting. Irreparable damage to property, communities in emergency crisis and thousands are now homeless.

Here is an exclusive interview on Press TV “Top 5” show and was granted extra time to report on the August 14, 2017 Freetown Flood & Landslide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoMYuYKCjLc

Please, we need your immediate help. I can be reached at 513-913-2691 and you can call Foday Ajamu Mansaray on the ground in Freetown at +232 78 790956.

We appreciate the time you took to hear our plea.

Sincerely,
Tahiyrah Asafo
Freetown Collective

Building Black Families

Mama Kenya working with Keep the Promise to Children program.

BSANI – Black Star Action Network International is at the forefront of a very dire and contentious struggle to maintain the ongoing viability of Black families in Sierra Leone and abroad throughout the diaspora. The concept of the family as the basic building block of civilization and society is not a new one. The maintenance of the socio-cultural environment that will allow a family to develop and thrive is what organizations like BSANI endeavor to accomplish. This involves reciprocating relations with surrounding entities of interaction. BSANI is actively seeking to partner with such entities who mean well to the development of prospering Black families.

The Salone Sisters Circle is a program operated by BSANI as an endeavor to create opportunities for the sustainable prosperity of Black families in Sierra Leone and ultimately abroad.

Ebola death toll passes 2,400

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The death toll from west Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 2,400 from at least 4,784 cases.

“However, the World Health Organizations director general Margaret Chan said that is highly likely to be an underestimate.

Ms Chan said the number of cases of the deadly viral disease is rising faster than authorities’ ability to manage them.

She called for international support in sending healthcare workers, medical supplies and aid to the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Cuba is sending 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone to help fight the outbreak, Cuba’s health minister and the WHO announced this morning.

Ms Chan hailed Cuba’s commitment to send the health professionals to the hard-hit west African country for six months.

She told reporters it was “the largest” made so far in the global fight to stop the deadly outbreak.”

 

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0912/643204-ebola/

Black Star Action Network International