From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

United Nations Says Thank You to Sierra Leone Efforts to Fundraise for Haiti
Mar 5, 2010, 17:02

U N I T E D   N A T I O N S
N A T I O N S   U N I E S

Message of Gratitude

On behalf of the United Nations Secretary General and the United Nations family in Sierra Leone, I wish to express our sincere and profound gratitude to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Foreign Minister, members of the Government, leaders of political parties, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, the Inter-religious Council, the artists, the private sector and the people of Sierra Leone as a whole for the spontaneous and compassionate response following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010.

The timely and sincere support provided by the People of Sierra Leone to the people of Haiti and the solidarity shown towards the United Nations in the aftermaths of the devastating earthquake demonstrate the good will and compassion of the Government and people of Sierra Leone in responding to a disaster of enormous magnitude that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands people and caused untold suffering and destruction. Such good will of the people of Sierra Leone has also been evident in the countrys participation in other United Nations peace missions, including Darfur over the past years.

The assistance and numerous fund raising activities by the Government, the artist of Sierra Leone, by civil society and other charities will go a long way in building international solidarity with the people of Haiti and the United Nations.

Once again, thank you for all your support.

Michael von der Schulenburg
Executive Representative of the
Secretary- General

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