LIBERIA: UN Official Reaffirms Support To Liberia’s Ebola Fight

An official the United Nations has emphasized that the UN has invested a lot to bring peace and security to Liberia and will do nothing to defeat such gains.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous said the UN system, including UNMIL, is fully committed to fighting the Ebola disease not only in Liberia but the entire West African region.

“We are not leaving Liberia to fight this scourge alone; we are here to champion the course to help Liberia and her neighbors fight this virus that has overwhelmed not only affected countries but the world at-large,” Ladsous noted.

Making the statement at a press conference held in the conference room of UNMIL at the Pan-African Plaza in Monrovia on Thursday, Ladsous pointed out that the UN will provide financial, political, social as well as technical and medical support to Liberia to contain the virus.

The UN envoy disclosed that UNMIL’s decision to support Liberia’s fight against Ebola is because the government has worked and is working hard to find the root cause of the problem and is sourcing solutions to curb it.

He called on contributing countries of the United Nations and other international donor organizations to contribute immensely to the fight as the disease is posing serious risk not only to the lives but also to the Liberian economy.

Ladsous reiterated calls on countries that are shutting down their airlines, airports and seaports in affected countries to reconsider their decisions as that is not the proper way of ending the spread of the disease.

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