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Bawumia delivers relief items to Sierra Leone on Ghana's behalf

22 August 2017

Officials say this year's flooding is the worst in several years.

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President Koroma, on his part, revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was among the first leaders to have called to empathise with him and the people after the disaster, saying; "This visit is further evidence of the close relations between Sierra Leone and Ghana".

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Thousands of people have been affected by a devastating mudslide and torrential rains in the country's capital Freetown. The Red Cross said on August 18 that over 600 are still missing.

Satellite images and census figures are being used to calculate a more accurate human toll.

More than 400 people died, with over 600 others missing after a mudslide swept away homes in the largest slum in Freetown, Regent.

Large-scale burials began last week despite rainy weather that threatened even more mudslides.

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With damage to water and sanitation facilities, residents of affected areas in the West African country are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of pre-existing infectious diseases, including malaria and diarrheal conditions such as typhoid and cholera, the World Health Organization warned.

Emergency responders are on the ground to rescue people from mudslides, respond to the floods and prevent further disasters in at-risk areas.

The survivors have been relocated to temporary shelters while efforts are being made to permanently resettle them.

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Bawumia delivers relief items to Sierra Leone on Ghana's behalf