VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Quoted: On the Liberia-Ivory Coast border, "we have to be prepared for the worst"
January 21, 2011 by The IRC
|During a two day vaccination campaign in the border town of Blemieplay, Liberia, hundreds of children were inoculated against measles, yellow fever and tetanus. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
“We don’t know how long the crisis will last. But given the volatile history of this region, we have to be prepared for the worst.”
- Dr. Folaranmi Ogunbowale, who oversees the International Rescue Committee’s emergency health care response on Liberia's border with Ivory Coast. Over 30,000 people have fled to Liberia after widespread violence broke out in Ivory Coast following disputed presidential elections there. The IRC is providing medical services to the thousands of refugees who are arriving daily.