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Liberia sends rescue team to Sierra Leone

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Some members of Liberia's rescue team
Some members of Liberia's rescue team

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Disaster Management Agency of Liberia and other government agencies are in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to join rescue efforts in that country recent disaster.

The rescue team will be distributing medical supplies to victims of the mudslide.

According to Augustine Kollie of the National Disaster Management Agency, the Armed Forces of Liberia, the Liberia National Police, the

Ministry of Health and the business community are all part of the team in Sierra Leone.

Mr. Kollie said the disaster in Sierra Leone is a lesson learnt for Liberia to put in place measures to prevent such a disaster.

He said the possibility of such occurrence in Liberia is real due to the similar landscape of the two countries.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe has disclosed that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is engaging various partners to help Sierra Leone recover from the disaster.

Minister Nagbe said President Sirleaf joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, Ernest Bai Koroma, in pleading for urgent support.

He said: “The President, Government and people of Liberia are saddened over the tragic situation and  they stand with the sisterly country.”

The Information Minister spoke in an interview with reporters Thursday at the Sierra Leonean Embassy near Monrovia following the book of condolence.

The Liberian Leader returned home yesterday from Sierra Leone where she led an array of officials of Government to identify with the Government and people of that Country.

 


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