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Volunteers prepare graves at a cemetery in Freetown. More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide

Volunteers prepare graves at a cemetery in Freetown. More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide

Jesuit North-West Africa Province fundraises for Sierra Leone

28/08/2017 14:09

The Jesuits North-West Africa Province has launched a fundraising drive to help in the long-term reconstruction of areas devastated by the Regent mudslide and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

Fr. John Nat Tucker leads a service at the Saint Paul Catholic Church in Freetown days after the Regent mudslide

Fr. John Nat Tucker leads a service at the Saint Paul Catholic Church in Freetown days after the Regent mudslide

Bishops of Sierra Leone console nation in pain

21/08/2017 15:04

As the death toll keeps rising, in the wake of Sierra Leone’s devastating Regent mudslide, the country’s Bishops reach out to a nation in grief.

 

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

A general view of the mudslide at the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Aid agencies voice concern over mudslide disease threat

17/08/2017 11:24

Sierra Leone has begun burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital Freetown. As the burials took place aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by about 400 corpses left out in the warm climate.

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone. Pope Francis has assured survivors of his prayerful solidarity and support.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

16/08/2017 12:50

Pope Francis has expressed his “closeness” to those who have loved ones in the tragic mudslide that struck Sierra Leone.

 

All that remains of a home after a landslide at Rangunia, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

All that remains of a home after a landslide at Rangunia, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh cardinal prays for landslide victims ‎

15/06/2017 16:01

Following floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains, Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario has expressed his sorrow for the victims in the hilly regions