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Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian organisation, today welcomed the announcement that Ireland would send members of the Defence Forces to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola.
Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian organisation today welcomed the announcement that Ireland would send members of the Defence Forces to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola.
Concern Worldwide is implementing a programme to address the spread of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The agency has taken responsibility for managing 14 burial teams and two cemeteries and in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. In Liberia, they are responsible for the construction of isolation units at 19 community health units.
Since the outbreak of the disease, Concern has implemented an extensive public education and response coordination project.
Welcoming the announcement today, Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley said:
Ireland continues to show leadership in the fight against Ebola and the members of the defence forces will bring valuable expertise in the areas of logistics and engineering to help combat this disease.