Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Kenyeh Barley, has launched a critical initiative to aid victims of the devastating 2021/2022 floods.

The program, titled “Post-Flood Recovery Assistance,” will provide direct cash transfers to those affected in Bonthe, Moyamba, Pujehun, and Western Area Urban.

The launch ceremony, held in Mattru Jong, Bonthe District, marked the official rollout of the program.

The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MoPED), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Achievers Foundation, implemented in partnership with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

This direct cash assistance program is a beacon of hope for flood victims who have struggled to rebuild their lives since the disaster. The financial aid will provide much-needed support to individuals and families in these affected areas.

For many victims, the launch of the Post-Flood Recovery Assistance program represents the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream. The direct cash transfers will offer a lifeline to those grappling with the aftermath of the floods and empower them to rebuild their lives and communities.

The Achievers Foundation Sierra Leone (AFSL), a community-based organization dedicated to child education and protection in Bonthe and Moyamba districts, is playing a key role in implementing the program.

AFSL’s vision of a society where all children can thrive aligns perfectly with the program’s goal of fostering resilience within these communities.