The Joint UNDP Liberia, IOM - UN Migration & UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Cross Border Cooperation Project has turned over assorted Covid19 supplies for five counties through the National Response Committee (NRC)on COVID19.
The assorted items presented on 25 June, included PPEs, thermometers, face shields, nose masks, rain gears, safety vests among others, as part of the Point of Entry pillar to be used for border surveillance and port health.
This pillar deals with cross border and inter-county surveillance through the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).
This is to boost the capacity of port of entry staffs in the current COVID19 response in:
Grand Gedeh [ Toe Town, Janzon & Zleh Town]
Grand Kru [ Buah]
Grand Cape Mount [ Bo Waterside]
Nimba [ Ganta, Luguatuo & Butuo]
Lofa [ Vahun, Samudu & Yeala]
The Senior Durable Solutions Officer and Officer in Charge of UNHCR spoke on behalf of her colleagues from IOM and UNDP.
Ms. Lisa Quashire said the three UN Agencies were concerned about cross border management and transmission, pledging their commitment to helping the Government of Liberia reduce infection rates from Mano River Union countries to include Guinea, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
“Working together in solidarity to defeat this global pandemic is critical the Covid19 fight,” said Quashire.
She expressed the hope that that the supplies will be used to help keep the country safe.
Earlier, the County Health Officer of Grand Cape Mount County Dr. Netty Joe, lauded the massive support from international partners in the fight against the corona virus pandemic.
Dr. Joe also paid tribute to front liners including health care workers and the national government through the Ministry of Health and National Response Committee for the sacrifices being made to collectively work to defeat the virus.
At the same time, Madame Mary Broh of the NRC expressed appreciation for the resilience being manifested through different partners to help Liberia battle the global pandemic.
Madame Broh noted that her committee will continue to demonstrate accountability tracking and monitoring of all donations to ensure that end users benefit as intended.
UNHCR provided transportation for safe delivery of the materials.
It can be recalled that similar donation was made to border counties through a joint cooperation with the Mano River Union (MRU) and UNDP Liberia.