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Honorary Consul of Sierra Leone Visits Direct Relief as 10,000 Pounds of Aid Shipped to Country


Sierra Leone

Direct Relief CEO Thomas Tighe hears from Sierra Leone's Honorary Consul Isatu Timbo on Aug. 18, 2017. Over 10,000 pounds of medical aid was shipped from Direct Relief's California warehouse to Sierra Leone in response to the deadly flooding in the country. (Tony Morain/Direct Relief photo)

As the effects of devastating flooding are still being felt in Sierra Leone, Direct Relief sent a significant shipment of specifically requested medical aid to the country on Friday.

Ever since landslides and flooding claimed hundreds of lives and left many injured and displaced, Direct Relief has been in communication with healthcare partners on the ground, coordinating requests.

The Medical Research Centre, a local health organization based in Sierra Leone that has been a long-standing partner, was the key recipient of Friday’s shipment, which contained antibiotics, wound care and rehydration supplies.

Once the shipment arrives in the country, the Medical Research Centre will distribute the supplies to hospitals and clinics treating those injured in the disaster.

Honorary Consul Isatu Timbo, a Goodwill Ambassador for Sierra Leone, visited Direct Relief’s headquarters to see the shipment leave the warehouse.

During the visit, Timbo briefed the public and Direct Relief staff on the situation in Sierra Leone and what’s still needed for recovery. Click here to view the Facebook Live broadcast.

In addition to her consular work, Timbo is also a registered nurse and a dedicated humanitarian and worked to get medical aid into Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis.

On Friday, Timbo restated the need for ongoing support for the recovery efforts taking place in Sierra Leone.

“I can’t thank you enough for this project, at this time, for my people,” she said.

Direct Relief’s Andrew MacCalla and Sierra Leone’s Honorary Consul Isatu Timbo hug as a large shipment of medicines and supplies leaves the warehouse Friday. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief photo)

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