The charity will give soap, towels and blankets to thousands of families hit by the mudslides. It will also distribute four million water decontamination tablets to avert an outbreak of deadly diseases like cholera and diarrhoea in water-logged areas.
James Chifwelu, the World Vision Sierra Leone national director said: ‘The city of Freetown is in deep shock. We have witnessed heartbreaking scenes of bulldozers removing corpses and morgues filled with bodies. There has been lots of screaming and wailing as relatives face the anguish of lost loved ones and the devastation of their homes and neighbourhoods.
World Vision will provide water purification tablets, jerry cans and information about good hygienic practices. We are also offering crowded hospitals hygiene equipment including bandages, hand gloves, gauze, and all-purpose sponges,” Chifwelu explained.
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