Sierra Leone youth led community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

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Sierra Leone youth led community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

In 2012, Y Care International supported the Sierra Leone YMCA to carry out a disaster risk reduction (DRR) pilot project in two urban slum communities of Freetown. The aim of this pilot project was to learn the best ways of reducing the risk of disasters such as flooding and cholera in urban slum communities of Freetown through involving young people in preparing for, carrying out activities to reduce the risk of, and responding to, such disasters. The project is a good example of youth participation in DRR, collaboration with other agencies, and learning through research on youth volunteerism.

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