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ECOWAS Gender Commissioner Leads Humanitarian mission to Liberia


The ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, pays a one-day working visit to Liberia on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.


Dr. Dia Sow, who will make an official delivery of ECOWAS Humanitarian Assistance, will meet with the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Julia Duncan Cassell at the Ministry’s Capitol Bye-Pass office.


The ECOWAS Commissioner will make an official delivery of an ECOWAS Humanitarian Assistance for vulnerable people and orphans affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

A two-minute silence in memory of those who lost their lives to the EVD is expected to be observed during the presentation.

Minister Cassell who also chairs ECOWAS’ Gender activities is expected to also discuss with Commissioner Sow other regional gender issues.

The Special Representative of the ECOWAS President in Liberia, His Excellency Ambassador Babatunde O. Ajisomo, will also make remarks during the program.

It can be recalled that an ECOWAS Humanitarian team visited Liberia during the Ebola scourge and assessed the situation and recommended appropriate actions ECOWAS would take.

Since then, the ECOWAS Commission has initiated actions for implementing the recommendations, including the approval of a US$70,000 to help vulnerable persons and orphans affected by the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia.

The amount is to assist in acquiring food and non-food items urgently needed.


Office of the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia

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