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Sierra Leone marks one year since devastating mudslide: After last year’s disaster, risk management and environmental awareness become the new normal in Sierra Leone.

Regent, Sierra Leone – A deafening sound from outside made Kalilu Daboh, an imam on the outskirts of Sierra Leone‘s capital, Freetown, rush out of the mosque.

As soon as he was out, he saw the hill in front of him collapsing. He instantly turned his head towards the direction of his house. It had disappeared. “I was told everyone had been buried by the mud. Four of my children died, together with my wife,” says Daboh. “It was the first time I experienced this kind of disaster.”

Exactly one year ago, an estimated 1,000 people were killed and 6,000 others affected in a mudslide and flood disaster that devastated Regent, a mountain town located just outside Freetown.

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Sierra Leone marks one year since devastating mudslide: After last year’s disaster, risk management and environmental awareness become the new normal in Sierra Leone.Regent, Sierra Leone – A deafening sound from outside made Kalilu Daboh, an imam on the outskirts of Sierra Leone‘s capital, Freetown, rush out of the mosque.As soon as he was out, he saw the hill in front of him collapsing. He instantly turned his head towards the direction of his house. It had disappeared. “I was told everyone had been buried by the mud. Four of my children died, together with my wife,” says Daboh. “It was the first time I experienced this kind of disaster.”Exactly one year ago, an estimated 1,000 people were killed and 6,000 others affected in a mudslide and flood disaster that devastated Regent, a mountain town located just outside Freetown.v v v v v v v v v v v v