Liberia, Bomi County, 09 March 2015

WFP is supporting the medical response to the Ebola emergency by providing food to families and communities affected by the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas.

Vincent Ward Public School is one of the 54 schools assisted by the WFP School Meals programme in Liberia. The programme currently targets 127,000 pupils in 10 of the 15 counties in Liberia. Following the Ebola outbreak the government closed schools as a preventive measure to avoid the transmission of the disease in the scholastic environment. 

Now that the pandemic is under control the government has allowed schools that are compliant with the protective measures to reopen in March 2015. Attendance is steadily increasing as the parentsÂ’ fears subside and from the food aid offered by WFP.

Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud