For 110 years, Sierra Leone was engaged in a fierce civil war. More than 50,000 people lost their lives and two million people were displaced, left with nothing but the clothes on their back and a mission to find safety. It has been difficult for many Sierra Leoneans to rebuild their lives since the conflict ended in 2001, with thousands still lacking basic necessities.
Natural disasters and intense poverty see more than 31% of children stunted in growth and development as a result of malnutrition caused by food insecurity. More than 32% of people lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.
UKIM is dedicated to providing safe water to the people of Sierra Leone, but it is an ongoing appeal. As one of the organisations helping Sierra Leone, we ask that you consider donating to our water appeal so we can save innocent lives and curb the spread of preventable diseases through poor sanitation.
Water and food are not the only things Sierra Leoneans are deprived of. It is a basic human right to be able to access an education and practice religion. This isn’t always possible in Sierra Leone because of the stark lack of infrastructure. Our Hafiz sponsorship appeal aims to give children a Quranic and traditional education, and we also aim to build mosques so that communities can practice their faith safely, but we still need your help.