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Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to just one meal a day, the World Food Program said Friday.In the Liberian capital Monrovia, prices of cassava and imported rice, the main staple food, have jumped by 30 percent.The first round of the survey of 800 people in Sierra Leone's eastern districts of Kailahun and Kenema showed that people are worse off in terms of food security, despite being the main producing areas.The WFP began distributing food Friday to 265,000 people in the Waterloo suburb near Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, an area that has recorded high infection rates, the WFP said.
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