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RFI English, 21 August 2017

ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen discusses with RFI how failures to prevent construction in hazard-prone areas contributed to a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone that killed hundreds

Flooding in Freetown: a failure of planning?

In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.