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

Liberia is classified as both a least-developed country and a low-income food-deficit country, ranked 174 out of 187 in the 2013 UNDP Human Development Index. Political upheaval has dominated Liberia’s recent history, and poverty and food insecurity are high across the country and particularly acute in Liberia’s rural areas. 

Despite these challenges, the government continues to demonstrate a commitment to national recovery efforts.