West Africa Ebola Outbreak, People Affected by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). (Copyright:WFP/OMEP)

WFP Steps Up Assistance to Meet Urgent Food Needs of Families and Communities Affected By Ebola

The United Nations World Food Programme is scaling up its operations to provide food to around 1 million people living in restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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: