Gbarnga, Liberia: Today, more than half of the World is battling a common enemy, COVID-19, which is ravaging global health systems and taking lives.
Up to date, the pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), has claimed the lives of over 293, 000 people in 212 Countries and territories Worldwide.
As the news about the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve throughout the world particularly low income Continents like Africa, and Countries like Liberia, what are local structures (governments), individuals and humanitarians doing to impact the most venerable segment of their respective societies?
Well, to answer this question and form a part of the impactful process, a group of tenderhearted Liberians abroad under the canopy, “Liberian Diaspora Entertainment Union (LDEU)”, recently embarked on a journey to reach out to the disable community and other marginalized people in the Country.
The group through individual members’ contributions in the US, procured over a hundred and sixty (160) 25kg bags of rice that were distributed to two institutions caring for disable and Albinos, (The Liberia Albinism Society and the Group of 77), Bong County Chapter.
Of the over one hundred and sixty bags of rice, eighty-seven (87) were last weekend donated to the Liberia Albinism Society and the remainder was subsequently presented to the group of 77, in central Liberia, Bong County.
According to LDEU founder and executive director Mz Menneh, the donation was triggered by high cost of living and uninterrupted hard-ship endured by people living with disability in the Country.
Speaking in Bong County during the exercise, the Country Representative of LEDU, madam Dedeh Flomo also noted that the gesture was the institution’s way of identifying and showing love to the physically challenged and the Albino communities.
Madam Flomo explained, it is cardinal to remember people who are in need especially during critically times like these in the history of the world.
She at the same time promised the institution’s continuous willingness to continuously contribute to the poor.
Receiving the 75 bags of 25kg rice, respective representatives from segments of the group of 77 eulogized the leadership of LDEU for the timely gesture.
“We thank you very much for remembering us in this critical time” an elderly man said.
The community also used the occasion to challenge government, local and international organizations, including humanitarian institutions to support them as the Country combats Corona.