PressTV Interviews Chairman Foday Following Mudslide Disaster.

In Sierra Leone, rescue workers were racing against time to find hundreds of people who remained missing following last month’s devastating landslide near the capital Freetown. The Red Cross says more than six-hundred people are still unaccounted for. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to over five-hundred as rescuers dug more bodies from the mud. One of Africa’s worst flooding disasters in years occurred when the side of a hill collapsed after heavy rain, burying parts of a village near Freetown. About three thousand people have lost their homes. Officials say there is growing concern about an outbreak of waterborne diseases. The threat of deadly landslides is growing in west and central Africa as rainfall, deforestation and urban populations rise.

Chairman Foday is interviewed by an anchorwoman of PressTV and delivers an update of the rescue efforts and dealing with the aftermath of the Sugar Loaf  Hill mudslide disaster.

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