Gender, UN Women Identify With Victims of 18th Street Fence's Disaster
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) with support from UN Women, has identified with victims of the June 26, 2020 'fence disaster' that led to the distruction of several houses on Eighteen Street in Sinkor.
A presentation led by Gender Minister, Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr along with Deputy Minister for Gender, Alice Johnson Howard, was held in the New Wisdom Community on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Presenting the items, Gender Minister Saydee-Tarr highlighted Government's continuous concern for the accident's victims, and therefore, applauded the UN Women family for providing the support.
Earlier, Deputy Gender Minister, Alice Johnson Howard disclosed that the distribution was a follow-up to previous assessment conducted by the Ministry to recognize the targeted victims.
She indicated that based on the outcome of the assessment, the Ministry with support from UN Women, was present to identify with the victims.
At least five persons were confirmed dead due to flood that led to the falling of a gaint-sized fence that damaged over six houses in the Wisdom Community, on 18th Street, in Sinkor. The incident took place on June 26, 2020.
Welcoming the ministry's delegation, the New Wisdom Community Chairman, Mr. J. Wondee Daniel thanked the ministry for it's continued concern. He praised the Liberian Government, highlighting the EPA's immediate response during the situation.
At least 17 family heads, predominantly women benefited from the distribution.
The Dignity Kits included Toothbrushes, toothpaste, jpalm bath soap and oil set, beddings, underclothes, sanitary pads, towels, and Lappas. In addition to that, the Minister gave the community chair a personal Donation of assorted sweets, snacks and toys, for the little children of the community to celebrate the upcoming flag day.
Meanwhile, the distribution ceremony was graced by EPA's Acting Managing Director, Randall Dobayou, Assistant Minister of Youth Services, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Emmanuel Johnson and Assistant Minister of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice - Eddie Tarawali.