Many households were placed under quarantine. Unable to access their crops, harvests were lost. The small amount of produce farmers did have was consumed early, leaving families with a large hunger gap they were unable to fill. With no access to markets to sell and earn a living, the ability of communities to generate income was severely inhibited.
Concern, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has established a Post Ebola Livelihood Security Project designed to help rebuild communities’ livelihoods and make them more resilient to future shocks. The project targets Ebola survivors, dependents of people who died from Ebola as well as farmers whose livelihoods suffered as a result of restrictions put in place during the epidemic.