Sierra Leone is a little country known for big stories: the civil war - leaving 75.000 dead, half a million of displaced and countless injured and amputees - child soldiers (of whom 30% girls), the production of blood diamonds, Ebola, floods. But poverty kills more than conflicts and epidemics: this is one of the poorest countries in the world (181° on 186 in the United Nations’ Human Development Index), where 57% of the population is living with a little more than one US Dollar a day, life expectancy is 50 years, 161 children in 1.000 are dying before the age of 5 years, 1 woman in 100 is dying in childbirth. Italian NGO EMERGENCY is present with its Surgical and Paediatric Centre in Goderich, Freetown and First Aid Posts of Waterloo and Lokomasama. The Centre provides free high quality treatment in orthopaedic, trauma and emergency surgery for more than 100 patients and 150 children under 14 every day.
2021 Fundraising campaign for EMERGENCY