Restoring hopes of Ebola-orphaned children by WFP Africa on Exposure
Sierra Leone is still emerging from the deadly Ebola outbreak that claimed thousands of lives, further weakened Sierra Leone fragile social support system and left many orphans—who now face challenges leading a normal life. They receive support at a local, WFP-supported NGO, the Variety Children and Family Services center. Since August 2015, the center has placed 275 children in foster and 29 in boarding schools. WFP assistance to Variety children and family services center and 13 other centers aims to meet the basic food and nutrition needs of orphans and vulnerable children some of whose parents or caretakers died of Ebola.