Sunday, October 19, 2014

African First Ladies to Assist Ebola-Hit Countries With Aids

The African First Ladies Peace Mission, said on Saturday that it would dispatch relief materials soon to the Ebola-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The AFLPM President and Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, said this at the opening of the third Executive Bureau meeting of the Association in Pretoria.
African First Ladies to Assist Ebola-Hit Countries With Aids
She said, “There is need to undertake a mission to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, currently confronting the challenge of the Ebola Virus Disease.
“Given the increasing loss of lives and the great need for humanitarian assistance in those countries, it is essential that the Peace Mission rallies support for our sisters and children there.
“I propose that our mission should dispatch relief materials to them in the coming months.”
Jonathan said under her stewardship, the Association had continued to provide humanitarian support for refugees and internally displaced persons.

She explained further that relief items including food and materials were presented to victims of conflicts in Guinea Bissau, Central African Republic and Nigeria.

According to her, this activity has become an integral component of the mission’s activities which must be sustained.
Culled from The Punch

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