Also the United Kingdom has sent their condolence message to the government and people of Sierra Leone following the tragic events of August 14 in Freetown and the surrounding areas.
With more rain forecast for the coming week, further mudslides were a threat. We have young people being displaced, people being orphaned, we have problems of medication and medical supplies. Incongruously, on the same hillsides, near swaths stripped bare by the surging mud, fully intact homes still stand, with untouched, lush vegetation.
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He said they will offer assistance.
"We have no place now to sleep, only in a neighbour's house", said Abdul Bendu, in the Pentagon community, which sits directly below the devastated hilltop village of Regent. "Even now I'm still thinking of her; thoughts of her death is lingering".
Sierra Leone, in recent times battled an outbreak of the Ebola virus and is now recovering from major landslides.
"Due to a lack of regulation and insufficient consideration for minimum standards and environmental laws, millions of Sierra Leoneans are living in dangerously vulnerable homes", said Makmid Kamara, the group's deputy director of global issues.
Citizens and experts alike have questioned why the government has not done more to tackle illegal construction and deforestation on the outskirts of the overcrowded capital of Freetown.
"Fortunately the village of Hastings has not been as badly affected as areas higher in the hills but the impact of the disaster will affect everybody on the peninsular as people flee from the worst affected areas into nearby areas such as Hastings seeking help and shelter".
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