Guinea

Getting to Zero Ebola Cases In Rural Guinea

As part of efforts to reach zero Ebola cases, the Guinean government launched a new campaign across 20 villages in the Forecariah prefecture, one of the last strongholds for Ebola infections. During the 21-day campaign, people are asked not to leave their area so that all potential Ebola cases are detected and addressed, and further transmission is contained. To ensure that people don't have to leave their homes to find food, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed crucial food assistance to over 7,500 households.

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: