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  • 08/10/2015 — Sierra Leone

    Life After Ebola: WFP Supports Ebola-Affected Farmers In Sierra Leone

    The Ebola outbreak has taken a heavy toll on the economies in all three affected countries, and the agriculture and food sectors have been particularly hard hit.  “Because of Ebola, we don’t have a place to sell our produce. There are no markets. Only WFP buys the produce,” says Rugiatu Kamara, President of the Overbridge Farmers  Association in Sierra Leone. Since the beginning of the crisis, WFP has purchased more than US$2 million worth of food produced across the three Ebola-affected countries, and distributed the food to people affected by the virus and for the school meals programme.

  • 08/10/2015 — Sierra Leone

    Life After Ebola: Tackling Malnutrition In Sierra Leone

    The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa became one of the largest global public health crises in recent history, claiming more than 10,000 lives and infecting many more, with devastating socioeconomic impacts, which will be felt long after the disease has ended. In Sierra Leone, where malnutrition rates in children remain high, WFP is gradually resuming its programmes, tailoring them to the needs of the most vulnerable.

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Publications

  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...
  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • West and Central Africa - Markets Update, 2017

    Highlights: 10% increase in cereal production compared to last year confirmed in West Africa. Third consecutive year of favourable production conditions. Restrictive exchange rates development of regional...
  • Market Analysis Guidelines

    Market Analysis Guidelines
    Markets play a paramount role in enhancing people's livelihoods and promoting food security. WFP tailored a food security framework  having markets as one of the...

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