Kofi Woods Lauds Dutch Gov’t, EU

Liberia’s Human Rights Lawyer, Samuel Kofi Woods II, has lauded the Dutch Government and the European Union (EU) for their contribution of supplies to the people of Liberia to boost the fight against the deadly Ebola virus with the hope of eradicating it not only from Liberia, but the world over.

Attorney Woods, who described such effort as a significant contribution to a historic partner, noted that it is translated into a true friendship.

The veteran human rights lawyer was speaking at the Freeport of Monrovia last Monday when he joined President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other Liberians to receive the supplies from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands accredited to Liberia, Ambassador Hans Docter.

It can be recalled Attorney Woods visited the United States and Europe in search of needed assistance to help Liberia fight the Ebola Virus.

While in Europe, he visited The Netherlands and discussed with several organizations.

During the trip, Atty Woods held productive discussions with officials of government and several private institutions, including Save the Children to launch a fund raising campaign for the region in an effort to sustain the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Attorney Woods, who spent some years in exile in the Netherlands and earned several academic achievements, is noted for his extensive international networks in Europe and The United States. His engagement at the international level both as private citizen and former official of government earned him a great deal of respect and kind recognition thus making his private intervention extremely relevant during this period of the national health crisis, where Liberia is in need.

In continuation of such effort, Attorney Woods accompanied Amb. Ddcter and Save the Children to several communities in Monrovia, including West Point where they interacted with young people from the Young Adult Center supported by Save the Children to deal with sexual and reproductive health and the local intellectual center (Hatai Center).

Other areas toured during the visit included a center of orphans whose parents fell prey to the disease and a household that just ended 21-day quarantine from Ebola in the Shara Community, Du Port Road.

Meanwhile, the human rights lawyer has urged Liberians to continue to exercise due caution and observe all the health tips provided by medical experts until every inch of Liberia, the region and the world is free of the Ebola pandemic.

Amb. Docter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands accredited to Liberia has praised the courage of survivors and offered unflinching support to boost Liberia’s recovery program.

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