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MoS Sean Sherlock, Funding, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2014
Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., today announced €600,000 in funding to support communities battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries which have been worst affected by the epidemic.
Ireland will also provide 42 tonnes of emergency supplies, including blankets, tents, mosquito nets and water tanks.
Announcing the emergency aid, Minister Sherlock said:
Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today announced €50,000 to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.
The funding will allow for the expansion of Caritas’ programme to provide counselling and vocational training to former child soldiers.
Minister Costello said: