Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid to Flood-stricken Sierra Leone

Morocco sent urgent humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone as it struggles with the aftermath of mudslides and floods that devastated the capital Freetown on August 14.

The aid was sent upon directives from King Mohammed VI in line with “the strong friendship ties and sincere solidarity between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Sierra Leone,” Morocco’s foreign ministry said.

Morocco’s humanitarian aid, including 66 tons of tents, blankets and anti-cholera kits, is being delivered by a Royal Armed Forces aircraft as of Sunday.

Local media estimates the mudslide and flooding took the lives of 499 after the side of a hill collapsed in heavy rains in the early hours of August 14, killing residents and destroying homes near or on the outskirts of Freetown and leaving more than 2,000 others homeless.

 

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