Guinea

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Ebola: A Team That Keeps The Hope (And The Connectivity) Alive

Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week.

Ebola Emergency

WFP is scaling up its response to the Ebola virus to provide assistance to around 1 million people affected by the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, delivering food alongside the health response. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Read More

Overview

Located in West Africa, the Republic of Guinea is home to around 11 million people. Despite an abundance of natural resources, such as iron ore, bauxite, diamonds and gold, Guinea faces major socio-economic and political challenges. Poverty and malnutrition rates are high, especially in rural areas. In 2013, Guinea was ranked 178th out of 187 countries in the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index. 

Facts & Figures

Find here our latest fact sheets on WFP's activities in Guinea: