LIBERIA: Red Cross helps fire victims

RED CROSS 2The Liberia National Red Cross Society has given several relief items to 200 people affected by fire disaster in Taylalor town, Tewor District, Grand Cape County.

The Liberian Red Cross with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross provided mats, bedspreads, and tarpaulin, cooking utensils, cloths and soap, among others to the fire victims.

According to the director for disaster management and focal point of the Liberian Red Cross Ambullia Perry, the materials are for   the victims to restart lives with dignity and hope after the fire ruined all their belongings in late January of this year.

Mr. Perry says the Red Cross in the coming days will also provide zincs, nails and other building materials for the residents to rebuild their homes after the relocation of the town to avoid future disaster risk.

The 83 affected families of the town congratulated the Red Cross for helping in time of their desperation, adding that life was getting extremely hard for them prior to the Red Cross’ intervention.

The source of the fire disaster causing the community members great setback is not known, but women of the town informed the Red Cross that all the men were out.

The Liberia National Red Cross Society, as a foremost humanitarian responder, is helping victims of disasters to put away their pains by providing relief and recovery materials and psychosocial support to rebuild their lives and gain hope. The Red Cross since this year has provided support to over 1500-people affected by storm and fire disasters.

Meanwhile the Red Cross has conducted another assessment of 16 towns recently affected by storm disaster in Kokayah, Jorquelleh and Zota Districts in Bong County. The storm disaster led to the death of three persons, destroyed 338 -houses and made homeless over 2,998– families.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.