UNDP's response to Ebola
Beyond the death and suffering caused by Ebola, the crisis could have lasting development consequences in the region, where many countries are still recovering from years of conflict and instability.
While individual livelihoods have shrunk due to lost wages, unemployment, and lost productivity, rising hunger fueled by soaring costs of basic necessities are exacerbating the ongoing crisis. Economic growth has been affected as emerging sectors such as tourism, agriculture and private sector investment are reduced, and development programmes may have to be postponed or interrupted in affected areas.
UNDP's crisis response aims to: support coordination and delivery of essential health care and other basic services; help with social mobilization and community engagement; undertake socio-economic impact assessment of Ebola; and plan for early recovery.