Food shortages put Liberia’s children at risk for malnutrition

30 December 2014

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has put children at high risk of malnutrition because of food shortages and diminished household incomes, says the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

An estimated 170,000 people in the West African nation are severely food insecure; by March 2015, the number could reach 300,000.

Guinea and Sierra Leone, the other two countries stricken by the epidemic, are also facing food insecurity.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2'52''

 

♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic.
♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.