Ebola Epidemic Causing Economic, Social Crises In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola-stricken Liberia’s collapsed health care system and failing economy.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn
“With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces, and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn…” (Bastian, 9/30).

Washington Post: Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell
“Liberia, the West African nation hardest hit by Ebola, has begun a frightening descent into economic hell. … The basic necessities of survival in Liberia — food, transportation, work, money, help from the government — are rapidly being depleted, according to recent reports by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank…” (Barbash, 9/30).

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