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Refugees in Harper Demand Ebola Awareness
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Refugees in Harper Demand Ebola Awareness

By: John Bropleh, LINA Maryland County Correspondent

HARPER, August 13 (LINA) - Scores of angry Ivorian refugees in Little Wlebo in Maryland County stormed the Harper City Hall demanding the relevant government agencies to provide awareness on the current Ebola outbreak in the country.

Little Wlebo is a refugee camp in Harper District, Maryland County, which currently hosts over 10,000 Ivorian refugees.

The refugees headed by their spokesman, Romeo Gallon, traveled on foot recently for hours and met with the Acting Superintendent of Maryland County, Tarbi Thompson to express their anger.

Speaking on behalf his colleagues, Gallon pointed out that since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia, no one from the Health Ministry or refugee agency has gone to the camp to educate them about the danger and prevention of Ebola.

Gallon said the refugees consider Liberia their second home, noting that what hurts or affects Liberians also affects them because as refugees living on the camp they are now part of the country.

He then appealed to the Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Health and the National Ebola Taskforce, to extend services to the refugee camp in an attempt to preserve their lives.

In response, Acting Superintendent Thompson thanked the refugees for presenting their concern in an orderly manner, and appealed to them to exercise restraint as the Government is carrying out a vigorous awareness campaign throughout the country about the disease.

He assured them that the Ministry of Health and the National Ebola Task Force will reach their camp to educate them on how to avoid contracting the virus.


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