The two delegations assured President Sirleaf that they stand fully behind her actions and will work with the interim Management team to make the Liberian National Red Cross Society work again for the good of the country and its people. They also announced the arrival of a high-level delegation of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on Sunday, March 13, 2016 for a 3-day visit to Liberia to include a meeting with President Sirleaf.
For her part, President Sirleaf reflected on the history and importance of the Red Cross and acquainted the visiting Red Cross officials with the current situation confronting the entity and the actions that have taken to protect the institution and the reputation of the country.
“We are very surprised at what is unfolding at the LNRCS and are open to working with you to save the entity and redirect focus on its humanitarian goals. You are aware of the Moore Stephens Audit Report and the reactions from of the international partners, which has hampered the smooth functions of the LNRCS. We need your advice and cooperation on how to move the process forward,” she pointed out.
She thanked the ICRC and IFRC for endorsing the presidential actions to protect the Liberian Red Cross Society and assured the two groups of her government’s commitment to see the LNRCS work again. “I am glad to know that you will support the interim Management team at the LNRCS and we look forward to working with you,” President Sirleaf concluded.