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British frigate arrives with medical supplies

A British Royal Navy frigate, the HMS Norfolk, has arrived in Freetown with three tonnes of medical supplies for the city’s desperate population, a British Foreign Office official told IRIN today (Monday). He said the ship, which arrived on Friday, was in contact with the West African intervention force ECOMOG and was considering what help it could offer.

Brigadier David Richards, who heads the British liaison team on the ship, told Reuters: “Our focus in the first instance is clearly on the humanitarian situation.” Reuters reported that doctors at Freetown’s largest medical facility, Connaught Hospital, were treating at least 80 war wounded and were in desperate need of medical supplies.


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