The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

After the mountain moved

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Sugarloaf Mountain, located on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, collapsed after days of torrential rain. The survivors of the disaster continue to rebuild.

On 14 August 2017, a tidal wave of mud, floodwater, boulders and trees buried and destroyed homes and businesses in the Freetown neighborhood of Regent. More than 1,100 people have been reported killed or missing.

In the aftermath of the disaster, UNOPS has undertaken landslide remediation work – with funding from the World Bank and the government of Sierra Leone – to make the area safer as survivors return.

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