A preventable disaster: Landslides and flooding disaster in Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Landslide in Freetown
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Sustainable Cities
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https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/preventable-disaster-landslides-and-flooding-disaster-freetown-sierra-leone?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT
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Ivan Bruce
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After a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the World Bank, GFDRR and the European Union commissioned analytical studies of the landslide and geology of surrounding areas. Presented with the analysis of the landslide disaster, the newly elected president of Sierra Leone declared that the landslide area is to be re-designated as a protected forest area  a memorial park to those that lost their lives during the disaster