Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Dec 2014

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies warned today.

In December 2014 half a million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in the three worst hit Western African countries. In their reports, the Rome-based FAO and WFP underscore how the outbreak of Ebola has caused a significant shock to the food and agriculture sectors in the affected countries.