August 24 Update
MAP International is expanding its emergency relief response to aid people in Sierra Leone affected by last week's torrential rains and mudslides. More than 500 people perished in the flooding with hundreds more still missing.
The International Red Cross estimates as many as 50,000 people have been indirectly affected by this catastrophie.
MAP's initial response of $1.1 million in medicines and health supplies will be distributed by the United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone. This week, MAP International is airlifting an International Emergency Health Kit to Freetown to support the life-saving work being done by the National Catholic Development Office.
MAP teams are assembling another $9.2 million relief shipment scheduled to leave MAP's Georgia offices this month.
We will continue to update this page as MAP's effort grows. Please share this urgent need with your friends and family members so we can get medicines to Sierra Leone quickly.
August 17 - Torrential rains and mudslides have devastated residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone this week killing more than 350 people and destroying homes for another 2000 families. Another 600 people are missing as death tolls from the disaster is expected to climb over the next 48 hours.
The International Convention for Space and Major Disasters, an international collaboration between the owners and operators of Earth observation missions that assists rescue authorities during disasters, reports that flooding began overnight August 14, leaving people with little to no warning as flood waters and mud swept into the streets of Freetown.
MAP International is providing more than $1 million in medicines and health supplies to support the relief operations.
Working with Christian Relief Services of Alexandria, Virginia, MAP’s medicines will bolster the operations of the United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone mission programs.
MAP team members remain in contact with its relief partners and will provide additional medical aid as requested.
You may also mail your check to:
C/O Sierra Leone Relief
4700 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, GA 31525
Photo Credit: Christian Relief Services
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