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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation continues to be committed to responding to humanitarian emergencies around the world and to sustaining non-governmental organisations’ efforts to combat hunger, disease and poverty. To facilitate the indispensable work of cooperation volunteers, the Ministry will encourage the rapid application of a Stability Law provision authorizing requests for leave of up to six months for medical and paramedical staff wishing to volunteer in the fight against Ebola on the African continent.
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September 25, 2014
The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has outlined an approximately 1.5 million eo emergency intervention programme to fight the Ebola epidemic affecting some Western African countries.
The Italian Cooperation has earmarked 240,000 euro for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and boost epidemiological surveillance and provide logistical support and coordination to emergency response activities.
The conference on Italy's contribution towards protecting and alleviating the suffering of exploited children in the African continent, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take place on 19 and 20 November in Freetown (Sierra Leone). The African children in question are victims of war, hunger, and mutilation, are coerced into forced labour, slavery and sexual exploitation, and are obliged to fight in armed gangs.
Rome, 28 May 2000 - On the 26th of May, the Italian Honorary Consul in Freetown formally consigned Sierra Leone authorities 1,184 tons of rice in emergency food aid. Various members of Sierra Leone's government attended the ceremony which included the participation of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Trade and the Minister of Development.
The emergency aid arrives at a time of great need in Sierra Leone which has long been wracked by civil war.