Turkey agrees $1 million payment to relief trust with Liberia and Sierra Leone benefiting

dollarsTurkey has ratified the payment of $1 million to the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, the Official Gazette reported on Oct. 4.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek signed the agreement with the International Monetary Fund to contribute the sum to the trust, which was set up in February last year to provide debt relief to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone after they were hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

The trust now provides potential assistance to other low income countries affected by public health disasters.

SOURCE: News Now/Daily News Online

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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.