Ebola-Ravaged Communities in Guinea Will Benefit from Food Security
Accra, Feb. 17, GNA – Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, would receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating income.
This was attained through an agreement involving the World Bank, the Government of Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
A statement issued by the FAO and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday said as part of the initiative, five million dollars would be invested in FAO’s Ebola Response Programme which aims to assist rural households whose livelihoods and access to food were severely threatened by the impact of Ebola.
“The funding is a much needed contribution towards building the resilience of communities whose already precarious situation of chronic food insecurity has been exacerbated by Ebola-related disruptions to farm labour, agricultural production and food markets,” said Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Africa.