Landslide Actions

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

LOGISTICS

The Society deploys a total of 25 vehicles as follows:-

No Description of vehicles Qty Location Drivers
        Staff Hired
1 Pick-ups burial vehicles 2 Connaught-Regent ü
2 Hardtops 10 HQ ü
3 Pick-up 5 HQ 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
7 Standby Pick-ups 2 HQ ü

 

HEALTH

  • 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
1 14/8/17 Regent, Lumley

Kaningo and other areas around Freetown

Over 200 bodies both full and body parts were collected and transported to the central Hospital morgue
2 15/8/17 Connaught Hospital 135 135 Waterloo
3 16/8/17 Connaught Hospital 297 bodies buried at Waterloo cemetry 140 140 Waterloo
4 17/8/17 Connaught Hospital 12 12 Waterloo
5 18/8/17 Connaught Hospital 15 15 Waterloo
6 19/8/17 Connaught Hospital 5 5 Waterloo

 

HYGIENE PROMOTION

No Date Location Peaople Reached Total Reached HH
M F M F
1 18/8/17 Kaningo 152 192 87 127 558 60
2 19/8/17 Kaningo 222 236 184 257 972 83
3 19/8/17 Regent 255 214 101 115 685 104
99 2,215 247


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      
  Male Female Boys Girls Total
15/8/17 118 137 209 263 727
16/8/17 475 479 495 496 1,945
17/8/17 101 79 600 17 297
18/8/17 458 605 507 511 2,081
19/8/17 276 571 481 560 1,888
Total 1,428 1,871 1,792 1,842 6,938

 

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:-

  1. Connaught Hospital – 19 patients
  2. Emergency Hospital – Six patients
  3. Lumley Hospital – four patirnts
  4. 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.

 

No Date Description Quantity Unit Beneficiary Location
1 18,19,20/08/17 Rice

Flour

Pasta

Hygiene kit

Rubber buckets

Plates

Cups

Spoons

One set Bags 180 Kaningo
2 18,19,20/08/17 One set Bags Kaningo
3 18,19,20/08/17 One set Pack Kaningo
4 18,19,20/08/17 One set pack Kaningo
5 18,19,20/08/17 One set PCs Kaningo
6 18,19,20/08/17 One set PCs Kaningo
7 18,19,20/08/17 One set PCs Kaningo
8 18,19,20/08/17 One set PCs Kaningo

 

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