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U.S. supports Liberia’s COVID-19 response program

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The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says besides funding Liberia’s COVID-19 public awareness campaign, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) also donated hand sanitizer, buckets with faucets for hand washing, disinfectant soap, megaphones, and thermometers to Liberian County Security Councils and law enforcement personnel.

A U.S. Embassy’s release published Thursday, 9 July says this COVID-19 response program, valued at $32,000, was part of INL’s Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia program and administered through The Kaizen Company.

It says through INL’s Mitigating Local Disputes in Liberia (MLDL) program, the INL sponsored a variety of radio programs nationwide and established handwashing and body temperature stations at border crossings and checkpoints in rural communities.

“This support helps Liberian County Security Councils inform Liberians about COVID-19 risks, increase personal safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, and protect Liberian security officials who engage with the public as they respond to the COVID-19 health emergency that has spread globally.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Liberia says it is proud to support Liberia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that as a part of its continued assistance to Liberia’s justice and law enforcement institutions, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in close coordination with Liberian government and civil society representatives, developed specifically a COVID-19 awareness-raising and prevention campaign for rural areas.

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