Three months ago, torrential rains triggered a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone which killed 400 people instantly while hundreds more were buried under the mud.
Whilst destructive floods have been a common annual occurrence in Sierra Leone, poor infrastructure, massive deforestation and the construction of shoddy informal settlements on eroded hillsides have greatly contributed to the death toll.
The mudslide marks another bleak chapter in the recent history of the poverty-stricken West African nation, which has suffered more than a decade of civil war and a deadly Ebola crisis that claimed almost 4,000 lives.
A couple of government-run temporary shelter camps have now closed, and international funding is dwindling.
One of the few charities left is Street Child, which supports the thousands of vulnerable children left traumatised by the natural disaster. Many have been lost one parent or both.
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