Geneva (IINA) � Following the devastating floods and mudslides that left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released $150,000 in emergency, first-response aid relief for the West African country.
Speaking from the UN agency's headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said the Organization is ready to work with Sierra Leone's government in any capacity it can, to respond to this terrible event.
IOM's West Africa Regional Chief Richard Danziger said from Dakar, Senegal, that IOM was joining Sierra Leone authorities and the UN country team in conducting damage assessment throughout the impacted region near the capital Freetown.
Hundreds of citizens are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities; search teams expect to discover more remains in the coming days and weeks.
Source: International Islamic News Agency