Freetown, 04 October, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Sierra Leone is calling on the people of God in the West African nation to offer aid to dwellers of Kroo Bay slum on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, whose houses were razed in an inferno last month.
At least 137 houses in Kroo bay, one of the biggest slums in Freetown, were destroyed by the September 20 inferno, Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown Municipality reportedly said. The Mayor also reported that almost 500 people were displaced by the fire.
In a report shared with ACI Africa Sunday, October 3, the leadership of Caritas Sierra Leone says the situation in Kroo Bay “remains unbearable” for the victims of the September 20 inferno.
“Caritas calls for speedy support and actions to save lives of children, women, pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent boys and girls, person's living with disabilities, the aged and schools going children,” the leadership of Caritas Sierra Leone says.
The leadership adds, “The current situation remains unbearable for the victims who are in desperate need of immediate support of food, shelter, clothing, trauma healing, and schooling support; as schools have just reopened”.