3000 displaced Persons In Liberia Receive Relief Items

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

May 1, 2003

Several thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Plumkor Displaced Camp in Brewerville, outside Monrovia, were at the weekend beneficiaries of some consignments of assorted food items donated by the "Hope Of Liberia Charity Foundation, Inc." based in the United States.

The Hope of Liberia Charity Foundation Inc. is a Christian charitable organization situated in the 53 states of the United States of America, a release said.

The items donated to the camp include several plastic bags of American parboiled rice, beans, oil, among others.

Speaking to the IDPs before the distribution exercise commenced, the National Director of the group, Rev. Francis Nyepan said the donation was the Hope of Liberia Charity Foundation overseas Board of Directors’ own way of identifying with the plight of the IDPs in Liberia.

He observed that the gesture was the beginning of a series of distributions intended for IDPs and other disadvantaged Liberians.

Rev. Nyepan, however, said his organization had planned programs for displaced persons and other less-fortunates in the country in the areas of feeding, medication and education, as well as programs and orphanages also in Liberia.

Recently, the Hope of Liberia Charity Foundation Inc. distributed food items to IDPs of the Blamacee Camp, also in Brewerville.

Rev. Nyepan then called on the IDPs to seek God’s favor during this period of difficulties, as a way of encouraging them.

He said it was only God who has the power to change their sorrow to joy, something which he noted, requires the willingness of the IDPs to surrender to God. Over 3000 IDPs of both Plumkor and Blamacee Displaced Camps benefited from the exercise.

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