The National Disaster Management Agency of Liberia and other government agencies are in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to join rescue efforts in that country's recent mudslide disaster.
The rescue team will also be distributing medical supplies to victims of the mudslide.
According to Augustine Kollie of the National Disaster Management Agency, the Armed Forces of Liberia, the Liberia National Police, the Ministry of Health and the business community are also part of the team in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Kollie said the disaster in Sierra Leone is a lesson learned for Liberia to put in place measures to prevent such a disaster.
He said the possibility of such occurrence in Liberia is real due to the similar landscapes of the two countries.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe has disclosed that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is engaging various partners to help Sierra Leone recover from the disaster.
Minister Nagbe said President Sirleaf joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, Ernest Bai Koroma, in pleading for urgent support.
He said: “The President, Government and people of Liberia are saddened over the tragic situation and they stand with the sisterly country.”
The Information Minister spoke in an interview with reporters Thursday at the Sierra Leonean Embassy near Monrovia following the signing of the book of condolence.
The Liberian Leader returned home yesterday from Sierra Leone where she led an array of officials of Government to identify with the Government and people of that Country.