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Published on 18/12/2014

Poverty and hunger: The other victims of Ebola in Guinea

Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world, with half of the population living below the poverty line and threatened by food insecurity. The Ebola epidemic, which struck the country at the beginning of this year and has not yet been stopped, is raging in an extremely fragile context. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the epidemic as being the deadliest, most widespread and most complex since the virus was discovered. But beyond its consequences on health, Ebola impacts on poli-tics, the economy and society in general. Whereas the international community is mounting a fi ght against the health consequences, GRET is raising the awareness of the decision-makers and aid donors about the effects of the epidemic on poverty and food security, based on information gathered in the areas where the association operates: Middle Guinea (Fouta Djallon) and the forest region (Guinée forestière).

To read “Poverty and hunger: The other victims of Ebola in Guinea” – Development Policies & Practice N°16

 Three questions to Mamadou Kourahoye Diallo, “food secutiry” project manager in Guinea (in French) :