It was heartbreaking to learn that due to the landslides which took place on August 13, 2017, over 500 people have died and more than 600 are missing in Freetown, Sierra Leone. A similar landslide was reported to have been initiated on August 16, 2017 in northeastern DRC where at least 200 people have been killed after a landslide swept through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in Ituri province. To view the full press release please click here
Deadly Landslides in Africa: Time for Action
The International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU-ROA) and the whole geohazard team would like to express its deep sorrow to the people affected by the recent deadly landslides in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).