Dakar, 17 August 2017- Following the disaster that struck Freetown on 13 August 2017 and killed at least 312 people and thousands of homeless people, Greenpeace Africa expressed its compassion and solidarity to the people of Sierra Leone.“In these tough times, Greenpeace is appalled at the ineffable sadness that the brave people of Sierra Leone are enduring, which has risen several times after the series of crises which memory is still alive. Our thoughts go particularly to the families of the victims and the thousands of homeless people,” said Njeri Kabeberi, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director.

Greenpeace Africa has recently collaborated with some of these coastal communities to ensure sustainable exploitation of fishery resources, and measures the extent of their despair and urges international solidarity for a speedy recovery of the situation in the country.