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Ebola Prompts Food Scarcity, Social Conflict In West Africa

News outlets report on the social and economic impact Ebola could have on West African countries, particularly in terms of food security.

The Guardian: Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict
“Fears are growing that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and political crises in West African countries…” (Chonghaile, 10/23).

Inter Press Service: Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa
“The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger…” (Deen, 10/22).

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