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One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

17 Dec 2014

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A grandfather walking through a rice field followed by his grandchildren. ©FAO/Antonello Proto

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

This warning has come from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

According to the agencies, approximately 500,000 people are already severely food insecure in the three worst-hit countries as a result of the disruption of agricultural activities caused by Ebola.

The FAO’s Alexander Jones discussed the looming crisis with Murielle Sarr.

Duration: 3’05”