Help for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Author: Főadmin Date: 2014. október 01., szerda 10:20
The aid shipment consisted of protective equipment and disinfectants and reached those in need via the Hungarian government.
Civic and religious organizations got together in cooperation with the Hungarian Government, to help ease the Ebola epidemic threatening the West African countries.
The donations were received on Tuesday by István Mikola, State Secretary for Security Policy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economic Relations.
At the event the State Secretary stressed that there are serious consequences today, because of the Ebola epidemic, as a global emergency has developed, which also poses a security risk.
Sierra Leone and Benin asked for help from the department, so the ministry created a workgroup, to deal with relief efforts and to forward the donations to Africa.
The Hungarian Baptist agency contributed $5,000 worth of support to the government’s relief effort. In addition to the protective equipment and disinfectant donation the Agency also contacted the Hungarian Baptist workers in Sierra Leone.
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