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Plans for humanitarian response

Inter-agency teams are scheduled to travel to Kenema and Freetown on Friday to assess humanitarian needs. A report from UN Humanitarian Coordinator Elizabeth Lwanga said the Kenema mission will deliver shelter, medicine and therapeutic feeding materials. In Freetown, national staff of aid agencies were working with the government on humanitarian activities, and seven centres had been designated for distribution of relief supplies, the report said. A comprehensive humanitarian action plan, currently under preparation, will seek to ensure access by humanitarian personnel to as many parts of the country as possible. The report, received by IRIN today, said a number of NGOs and UN agencies were looking into the possibility of air-freighting relief supplies from Europe to either the Guinean capital, Conakry, or directly to Lungi in Freetown.

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