USA Today: Ebola Outbreak Could Lead to Food Crisis, U.N. Says

August 28, 2014 by

As the Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa, farmers in some areas are abandoning their crops to flee Ebola-affected areas, just one of the reasons the outbreak threatens to create a food shortage and contribute to rising food prices in the region. USA Today spoke with Michael Stulman, Catholic Relief Services’ Communications Officer for West Africa, about the situation:

“We have already seen alarming price increases on imported food commodities such as rice,” Stulman says. “The harvest this season is going to be seriously compromised because many people have been unable to access their farms due to the travel restrictions and other emergency measures in place.”

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