People wait for food being distributed by the World Food Programme in West Point, a slum in Liberia’s capital, MonroviaPeople wait for food being distributed by the World Food Programme in West Point, a slum in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, in September 2014. With a population of 75,000 people in a small area with poor sanitation, sickness is common in the township. A holding centre in West Point for people suspected of having the Ebola virus was overrun and shut down by a crowd only weeks before. Liberia reported more than 10,000 cases of Ebola disease during the 2014–15 epidemic.