How to help-donating to the mudslide response

United States Mission Sierra Leone
 Public Affairs Office

The U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone has compiled the following list of useful contribution resources for those looking to assist in the aftermath of the August 14 Mudslide and Flooding in Freetown

One of the best ways to help, especially if you are outside Sierra Leone, is to make a monetary donation to a reputable humanitarian organization working on the disaster response. The following is a list of organizations who are working on the humanitarian response:

International Federation of the Red Cross

Street Child

Action Against Hunger

Catholic Relief Services


World Vision

World Hope International

Save the Children

This list is not exhaustive, and individuals wishing to contribute may wish to research other organizations. There are several ways to identify reputable, established organizations that make the most of monetary or material donations.

·         The United Nations maintains a website called ReliefWeb, a repository of information listed by disaster, submitted by responding humanitarian organizations.

·         GlobalGiving lists disaster-recovery projects that would benefit from public support.

·         “Watchdog” organizations that offer information on responding organizations include: The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, The American Institute of Philanthropy, GuideStar, and Charity Navigator.

·         CNN has a list of responding organizations.


The government of Sierra Leone has organized a donation campaign; those interested in contributing directly to the government of Sierra Leone may contact the Office of the Vice President for more information