As West Africa is battered by the Ebola outbreak, a food shortage looms, according to International Business Times.
Some West African countries, like Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, face extreme poverty rates. The outbreak has affected these countries’ profitable agricultural economies, especially since they were some of the hardest hit areas. Moreover, quarantines have restricted the number of workers that harvest and replant crops.
“Even before Ebola, Liberia had the lowest per-capita income of the three affected countries at just $410, and is also the most seriously affected by Ebola, despite its otherwise relatively positive economic outlook before the outbreak.”
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