Minister Seán Sherlock TD in Sierra Leone to witness the impact of the Ebola Crisis
Minister of State, Seán Sherlock, TD, travelled to Sierra Leone to witness the impact of the Ebola crisis and assess the effect of the over €1 million in funding provided by Ireland,,which has helped provide nutritional supplies to children and much-needed blankets, tents, mosquito nets and water tanks.
In advance of his visit he paid tribute to the Irish public who have responded generously to this crisis
He will meet frontline aid workers from Goal, Concern, the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières, in addition to key staff from the United Nations and the World Health Organisation.
He will also meet with the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, and Government representatives to discuss their response to the crisis and the support provided by the international community.
He is the first European Minister to visit Sierra Leone since the Ebola outbreak.
Minister Sherlock will visit an Ebola crisis response centre and a distribution centre for desperately-needed supplies, dispatched by Irish Aid.