UNICEF reported that humanitarian agencies, summoned to a meeting with the National Commission of Relief, Reconstruction and Reintegration (NCRRR), the Sierra Leone government body charged with humanitarian coordination, had asked the government and ECOMOG to secure humanitarian stores. They also asked for ECOMOG help in distributing food and other supplies and for permission to use radio communications sets. ECOMOG, on Friday, had demanded that all humanitarian agencies in Sierra Leone, including UN agencies, hand over all communications equipment, AFP reported, quoting a humanitarian agency official. No reason was given for the measure and ECOMOG could not be reached for comment, AFP said.
UNICEF also said it had provided diesel fuel to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health so that hundreds of corpses could be removed from the city’s streets. The Agency also provided Public Health Unit (PHU) kits to re-start four clinics in the west of the city, including Netlands Hospital and King Harmon Road Clinic.
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