Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Wider Tragedy of Ebola in Sierra Leone

This is the season for harvest in Sierra Leone
Beyond the tragedy of sickness, orphans, ostracism, and agonizing deaths...

The outbreak, which began a year ago in March, occurred during the height of the farming season. Agriculture is roughly 58 percent of Sierra Leone's gross domestic product (GDP).

"This is the time rice farmers plant their rice fields and plantation (cocoa, coffee, etc.). The outbreak has not only abruptly halted these farming activities, but has also claimed the lives of farmers," Samuel Conteh said

What is the wider effect of the e-bola crisis in Sierra Leone? And in other nations?
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