The Ebola health crisis is causing a food emergency in West Africa. The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger USA warns the Ebola emergency has left a shortage of manpower for food production and a spike in food costs for the three main countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The World Food Program is airlifting emergency supplies to the Ebola-stricken countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The U.N. agency said the Ebola response goes beyond its traditional role of providing food aid.
Sierra Leone’s national army has teamed up with British medics and engineers to construct Ebola treatment centers across the country, especially in areas worst hit by the disease as part of a bid to combat the disease, according to Col. Michael Samura, spokesman for Sierra Leone’s military.