Monthly Archives: September 2014

UNICEF appeals for donations for responding to Ebola outbreak

UNICEF supports West African countries in stopping the spread of Ebola disease. The epidemic has paralyzed the healthcare systems in the countries and is threatening the lives of children. Since the first days of the outbreak, UNICEF has been informing people in the risk areas about the disease and its prevention as well as provided medicine and protective materials. UNICEF is active in all Ebola-stricken countries.

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Liberian girls are reading a poster provided by UNICEF explaining about Ebola and ways to protect oneself from it. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1020/Jallanzo

Read more about UNICEF’s work in Ebola countries and how to donate (in Finnish):

https://www.unicef.fi/unicef/tyomme-paakohteet/hataapu/ebola/

Read more about UNICEF’s work in Ebola countries from UNICEF’s international pages:

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/liberia_75034.html

SLOF partners with Red Cross Finland

SLOF (Sierra Leone Organization of Finland) is an umbrella association in Finland that looks over the interest of Sierra Leone. His Excellency Edward Turay has given SLOF the authority to launch Ebola campaign on the behalf of Sierra Leone government. SLOF has presented its Letter of Authority to different NGO organizations, including Finnish Red Cross.

SLOF is now working with Finnish Red Cross in raising funds through Nälkapäivä collection. Part of the money collected will used for eradicating Ebola in Sierra Leone. We have asked Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leoneans to participate in Nälkäpäivä. We recognize that as an umbrella association in Finland we need to participate in such projects in raising funds for disaster areas in which Sierra Leone is one of the countries. We will be continuing to partner with Red Cross also in the future.

Please read more about Red Cross activities against Ebola:

http://www.redcross.fi/news/20140902/hunger-day-collection-will-help-ebola-stricken-west-africa-and-elsewhere

http://www.punainenristi.fi/uutiset/20140916/ensimmaisia-potilaita-hoidetaan-ebola-klinikalla-sierra-leonessa

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SLOF has met Finnish Red Cross representatives (Fundraising Planner & Coordinator) discussing how both associations can work together in raising funds for Sierra Leone Ebola Campaign. Present in this meeting were Ebola Campaign Manager, Chairman and Vice Chairman for SLOF.

Hunger Day Collection and SLOF

SLOF participated in the Hunger Day Collection from 18–20 September 2014. Hunger Day Funds go into the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Money collected previously for the Disaster Fund has already been used to help in eradicating Ebola in Sierra Leone. Please, you can still donate to Finnish Red Cross through their pages, or inform your friends and relatives to do so.

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SLOF (Sierra Leone Organization of Finland)

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His Excellency Edward Turay (Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Ireland and with accreditation to Nordic Countries) interviewed by YLE News in Ebola press conference in Helsinki August 12th 2014.

The press conference was organized by SLOF.

 

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