Human Rights Lawyer Commends Dutch GOV’T, EU in Ebola Fight

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One of Liberia’s foremost human rights lawyers has commended the Dutch Government and the European Union (EU) for their contribution to Liberians to boost the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, II pointed out that the medical and financial assistance is indeed geared towards eradicating the deadly Ebola virus not only from Liberia but the world over.

Mr. Woods described the Dutch government and people as true friends and partners of Liberia.

He was speaking at the Free Port of Monrovia last week, when he joined President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other Liberians to receive supplies from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands accredited to Liberia, Hans Docter.

It may be recalled that, few months ago, Atty. Woods visited the United States and Europe in search of critically needed assistance to help Liberia fight the Ebola virus.

While in Europe, Mr. Woods visited The Netherlands and worked with several organizations that gave him assurances of critically needed assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Liberia.

During his month-long trip, Atty. Woods held concrete discussions with Dutch government officials and several private institutions, including Save The Children and launched a fund-raising campaign for the sub-region in order to sustain the anti-Ebola fight.

Following the Free Port ceremony, Atty. Woods accompanied Amb. Docter and Save The Children to several communities in Monrovia.  The communities toured included West Point, where they interacted with young people from the Young Adult Center supported by Save The Children.

The center deals with issues of sexual and reproductive health, among other concerns.

Other areas toured included a center for orphans whose parents fell prey to the Ebola plague and a household that just ended a 21-day quarantine from Ebola in the Shara Community, Duport Road in Paynesville.

In a related development, Atty. Woods has urged Liberians to continue to exercise due caution and observe all health tips provided by medical experts until every inch of Liberia, the region and the world is free of the Ebola pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Dutch Ambassador to Liberia has praised the courage of survivors and offered unflinching support to boost Liberia’s recovery program.

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