Rise of poverty in worst-hit Ebola countries "worrying"

Vendors struggle with plummeting sales and rising cost of transporting goods to the market in West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, after the Ebola outbreak and quarantine took effect in the country.  Photo: UNDP/ Morgana Wingard

An increase in levels of poverty in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus outbreak is "worrying", a World Bank Group official has warned.

A report by the organization says that the economic impact of the epidemic on the three West African countries will have a huge impact on economic growth in 2015.

Ebola has killed around 8,500 in the region.

Speaking to Eleuterio Guevane, the World Bank's Chief Economist, Francisco Ferreira, shared more details about the report.

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