A WFP food distribution in the West Point slum of Liberia's capital Monrovia. (Copyright: WFP/Martin Penner)

Ebola: WFP Aims To Provide Food For A Million People

The UN World Food Programme is continuing to scale up its operations to provide food to over 1 million people affected by the Ebola crisis 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.