West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said Thursday.

Flooding and mudslide in Sierra Leone last month cost approximately $30 million to the country's economy, a report by World Bank said.

Sierra Leone will vaccinate half a million people against cholera as thousands risk infection in emergency shelters with limited access to clean water and sanitation, an official said three weeks a

Freetown, Sierra Leone - In the blue hour of dawn, brothers Isaac and Idris picked their way back home along the mud and stone track from morning prayers at their local mosque.

More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, nearly two weeks ago, according to a local leader and a minister.

The about 5,000 persons displaced in deadly mudslides and floods that hit Sierra Leone a week ago, will be given temporary shelter in 48 hours according to head of the disaster response outfit.

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..

Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

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