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Landslides forecast in 2014 Freetown Plan

20th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I was just re-reading the draft Freetown Structure plan of 2014.  It said “The causes of Landslide, mudslide and rockfall in Freetown are the uncontrollable construction, deforestation and mining activity on the hills caused by the fast growing population.  The population that has settled on the hills and dwellings have been constructed creating massive erosion and opening and exposing these…

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Help needed

19th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I just spoke with the ONS co-ordinator who is in charge of the disaster response in Sierra Leone.  I lovely man yet the challenge is almost overwhelming. He noted his priority is  to rehouse the thousands of homeless people resulting from the mudslides and floods.  He asked if we could move people to our houses.  I had to note that…

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The tragedy unfurls

17th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

I have just received some statistics from the hospital in Freetown where the bodies are being collected. Victim patients: Male = 18, Female = 27, Death: Male = 111, Female = 98, Children = 122 Total death = 331( as of 16/08/2017) 5:00 p.m 108 dismembered body parts were buried on 15/08/2017                 60 unidentified is…

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The Mudslides

16th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is hard to imagine the depths of the tragedy unfolding in Sierra Leone.  As I listen to our staff of the first hand stories, the thousands homeless and hundreds dead it is just horrid. As you know, I believe God gave me a clear vision of a slum solution for Sierra Leone and we have worked hard towards that…

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9th August 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

After over 30 years of working in the tropics, Malaria visited me last week.  The Southampton hospital tropical medical staff were wonderful and after finding I had the “good” malaria treated and cured my illness.  Now just a bit fatigued but doing well so many thanks for the prayers and good wishes sent, as Susan shared it on Facebook. It…

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Walking for Water

24th July 2017 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

You meet some amazing people in this line of work. Charlie Christensen stopped by for a couple of nights at Destiny Village.  Charlie has been walking from Denmark to Tanzania, in a roundabout way and after 2 years on the road has reached Sierra Leone.  He expects to be walking for another 2 years! Charlie had a trolley he pushes…

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