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Latest stories: Caritas Freetown

Volunteers at Caritas Freetown getting ready to serve victims of the Thursday, March 25 fire at Susan's Bay slum in Freetown in Sierra Leone. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Leads 21-Day Feeding Program for Thousands of Sierra Leone’s Fire Victims

Volunteers at Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone are leading teams of other charity organizations in reaching out to thousands of people who were left homeless when fire razed down a huge chunk of a slum outside the country’s capital in the Archdiocese of Freetown.

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Caritas Freetown Restoring Dignity in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Survivors

To the rest of the world, the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa evokes vivid memories of one of the worst viral infections ever recorded in history that left thousands in several west African countries dead. But for people living in these countries, it is the aftermath of the epidemic that has been the worst to deal with.

An official of Caritas Freetown begging for funds on the streets of Sierra Leone to support sick children in the West African country who need specialized treatment in India. / Caritas Freetown.

Caritas Freetown Begging on Sierra Leone Streets to Facilitate Children’s Surgery Abroad

For nearly three years, members of Caritas Freetown have been begging for funds on the streets of Sierra Leone to support sick children in the west African country who need specialized treatment in India.

Fr. Peter Konteh, founder of St. Mary’s Interim Child Care Centre within the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Defying Setbacks to Rescue Sierra Leone’s Sexually Molested Girls

At St. Mary’s Interim Child Care Centre within the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, girls as young as five who have been sexually molested embark on the bumpy process of searching for justice in the West African country where cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are rife.

One of the toilets offered by Caritas Freetown to the Culvert Slum Community in Sierra Leone. / Caritas Freetown

On World Toilet Day, Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone Constructs Slum’s Only Five Toilets

For a long time in Sierra Leone, residents of Culvert Slum Community outside the county’s capital Freetown lived without toilets and practiced open defecation, adding to the dirt that the slum was already covered in.

Some members of Caritas Freetown. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Donates Household Items to Police Officers in Sierra Leone after Inferno

The charity arm of Sierra Leone’s Archdiocese of Freetown has reached out to several families of police officers whose houses were razed down and their properties destroyed following last week’s inferno at the Kingtom Police Barracks, which is within the precincts of the Archdiocese.

Fr. Peter Konteh with the award received by Caritas Freetown during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day on August 19. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Feted for Impacting Vulnerable Lives in Sierra Leone

The charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone working among the marginalized and vulnerable groups has been awarded for its humanitarian activities that have changed thousands of lives in the West African country before and after the outbreak of COVID-19.