DAILY MORNING AND AFTERNOON BRIEFING
Everyday two briefing meetings at (9:00A.M and 14:00 P.M.) are convened by the Secretary General (SG) of SLRCS where SLRCS pillar representatives plan the day’s activities and report on work done at the end of the day.
SLRCS ACTION SINCE MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2017
The Society deploys a total of 25 vehicles as follows:-
|No||Description of vehicles||Qty||Location||Drivers|
|1||Pick-ups burial vehicles||2||Connaught-Regent||ü|
|4||Minibus||2||HQ (Transfer of personnel)||ü|
|5||Ambulances||3||HQ (Transfer of three)||ü|
|6||Heavy Duty Trucks||1||HQ (support to distribution of NFI and food items)||ü|
- One day training was organized for Community Health Workers (CHWs) on hygiene promotion supported by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS)
- SLRCS distributed food and non-food items to affected people in Kaningo Community. 103 household heads received the distributed items from SLRCS yesterday (18/08/2017)
- Superintendent of Connaught Hospital asked the SLRCS to provide 2 vehicles to aid the burial process and that was given. 11 corpses were buried yesterday using these vehicles
- SLRCS has already provided 200 body bags for the burial process
- SLRCS hygiene and burial teams are presently doing field work
|No||Date||Location||Full bodies collected||Dismembered body parts collected||Body bags||Burial site|
Kaningo and other areas around Freetown
|Over 200 bodies both full and body parts were collected and transported to the central Hospital morgue|
|3||16/8/17||Connaught Hospital||297 bodies buried at Waterloo cemetry||140||140||Waterloo|
|No||Date||Location||Peaople Reached||Total Reached||HH|
PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT (PSS)
Conduct Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) refresher training with other partners with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs taking the lead.
SLRCS facilitated a training in PFA to 150 community health workers organized by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF.
|Date||Number of people reached|
RESTORING FAMILY LINKS (RFL)
Providing support to survivors receiving treatment at the hospitals with telephone assistance to call to their relatives and help reunite them.
The team reached the following:-
- Connaught Hospital – 19 patients
- Emergency Hospital – Six patients
- Lumley Hospital – four patirnts
- Don Bosco Children and Women care centre – 40 people
At Don Bosco one woman has been reunited with her husband.
At the Saio Community School in Regent one pregnant woman was reunited with her husband who lives in kabala, in the Koinadugu District.
COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
Community consultations and assessment was done successfully
Responding to Media Enquiries to 22 International Television Channels and eight international radio stations and five international newspapers mostly UK and USA and many local radio, TV and newspapers about the situation and Red Cross action and plans.
DISTRIBUTION OF NON-FOOD AND FOOD ITEMS (NFIS)
The Society has started early distribution of relief items to victims of the disaster. Please see below the table of distribution so far.