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WFP provides food for new EVD contacts

WFP provides WFP truck arrives at the Montserrado County Health Team office on Duport Road with a consignment of food items The World Food Programme (WFP) has reportedly delivered food items to the Montserrado County Health Team for distribution among nearly 100 contacts from new Ebola Virus Disease cases in Liberia.

According to a press release, WFP has so far delivered nearly two metric tons of food to be distributed among the EVD contacts currently under precautionary quarantine. WFP was initially requested, during the emergency Incidence Management System (IMS) meeting held on 1st April to provide urgent food assistance for EVD contacts quarantined and placed under surveillance. The consignment of food items, which include rice, beans, vegetable oil and corn soya blend (or CSB), is being distributed through the Montserrado County Health Teams.

During the 2014-2015 EVD Emergency Response, the World Food Programme in Liberia swiftly provided emergency food assistance to all EVD-isolated communities throughout the country. WFP, under the Logistics Common Services Programme, also provided to the Logistics Cluster enormous supply chain assistance including transportation and storage services to all partner agencies and government counterparts up to

December 2015.

Meanwhile, WFP is continuing the work to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Liberia to ensure a successful turnover of full responsibilities of the management of the physical assets that were developed and deployed during the Ebola outbreak response in 2014/2015. These assets include storage hubs in Monrovia and Robert International Airport, Forward Logistics Base (FLB) in five counties, and Mobile Storage Units in all fifteen counties. The turnover is expected to take place in June 2016. Press release

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