WFP, FAO Taking Steps To Feed People In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

Media sources report on efforts to feed people in the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

CNN: Feeding people on Ebola’s front lines
“…According to Bettina Luescher, the [World Food Programme’s] chief spokeswoman for North America, the WFP has provided food and assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis, feeding people for six months starting eight days after the crisis was declared in Guinea. Food distribution is ongoing in [Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone], with more food on the way…” (Westmoreland, 10/7).

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization: Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
“FAO [Wednesday] launched a new program to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies, agricultural activities, and markets…” (10/8).

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