LIBERIA: Humanitarian Group Identifies With Ebola Center, Others…

Report By Samuel Hasay

In quest its bid to rid Liberia of this deadly Ebola virus, a humanitarian group operating in the country has donated several consignments of assorted items to Ebola Treatment Center, Deaf and Children Orphanage Home and the Association of Ebola Survivors in Monrovia and surrounding parts.

The group, “Initiative for Peace and Development “seeks to kick the deadly virus out of Liberia and the sub- region; thus engaging in a series of awareness campaign around the county aimed at sensitizing the masses to conquer Ebola.

The Executive Director of Initiative for Peace and Development, Madam Ophelia N. Carpenter said the items were provided by African United For Children Future (AUCF), a group in partnership with her organization.

She disclosed that the donation contains rice, oil, soap, Clorox, clothes and toys, among other things.

The estimated cost of the donation is Two Thousand United States Dollars (2,000USD).

Madam Carpenter stressed that her group is sensitive to the plight of Ebola Survivors and other less fortunate people in the country, especially during this festive season.

She said this was indeed, necessary as it put smiles on their faces.

Ebola Survivors Association, Assistant Secretary General, Madam Vivian Rogers expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Initiative For Peace and Development for having identified with her organization in this difficult time.

She lamented that Ebola survivors in the country have been abandoned completely by family members, friends and the government, thereby leaving them vulnerable and stigmatized at all levels.

Madam Rogers used the occasion to call on government and humanitarian organizations in the country to come to their help because this is not their own making but the work of sickness which human has no control over.

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