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15 Feb 2019 description

Banjul – The voluntary return of Gambians to their homes is averaging about 143 men and women per month since the start of 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported this week, or the equivalent of one medium-sized charter flight every four weeks.

24 Jan 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

5 UN Rights Monitors Urge Public Reporting of 2005 Killings

10 Jan 2019 description

We help Gambia to manage the impacts of climate change and to improve the country’s climate resilience by restoring and rehabilitating around 13,000 hectares of forests, protected areas, wildlife areas and farmland, all of which are affected by rising temperatures, erratic rainfall and deforestation.

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

875 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 0 cash-based transfers made

US$ 3 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 42 % of total

159,000 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

30 Nov 2018 description

BANJUL, 28 NOVEMBER 2018: The much awaited Country Health Compact has finally taken off ground. The Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr Isatou Touray, this morning, launched the Gambia’s Health Compact. The Health Compact paves the way for renewed and strategic partnership between the Government of the Republic of The Gambia and health development partners. This partnership is eventually expected to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage, i.e.

27 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

175 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 0 cash-based transfers made

US$ 3.17 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements, representing 42 % of total

47,000 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

26 Nov 2018 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation.

18 Oct 2018 description

Dakar, October 15th, 2018- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the launch on 15th October 2018 of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia (TRRC).

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia (TRRC) which was established through a consultative process, will play an important role in addressing the difficult period of The Gambia history, reconciling and moving into a peaceful future.

17 Oct 2018 description

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.

The cash transfers will allow more than 122 selected schools to buy food from local markets and smallholder farmers, which will be served to the students as part of a homegrown school feeding programme implemented in partnership with the Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.

09 Oct 2018 description

Without knowing about the weather and why it was changing, the people in the village of Jappineh in The Gambia’s Lower River Region would plant the same seeds in the same soil and hope for the best. When harvests increasingly failed, in an area where deforestation, raging bush fires, more severe river flooding and prolonged drought have degraded land and caused fertile topsoils to disappear, disappointed farmers becoming desperate to feed even their own families started giving up hope.

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

110.3 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 44,785 cash-based transfers made

US$ 3.26 m six months (August-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 42 % of total

180,848 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

17 Aug 2018 description
report IRIN

The belief that you can only make it in Europe is deeply entrenched

BANJUL/The Gambia, 16 August 2018, Mustapha Sallah knows all about taking the “back way”, the Gambian expression for migrating to Europe, a journey that for many citizens comes to a brutal halt in a Libyan jail.

01 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 269.071 mt of food assistance distributed

  • USD$16,907 cash-based transfers made

  • US$ 3.69 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 49% of total

  • 125,502 people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

09 Jul 2018 description

The Human Rights Committee this morning concluded the review of the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the Gambia, in the absence of a report, and with the delegation present.

05 Jul 2018 description



In The Gambia, political turmoil following the presidential elections in December 2016 led to an estimated 150,000 internally displaced people (IDP).1 A number of families in communities where ChildFund operates hosted IDPs, taking in an average of six IDPs for almost one month. The additional people strained household resources, prompting ChildFund to plan an emergency response to protect the welfare of children in affected families.

04 Jul 2018 description

Operational Context

With a population of 1.9 million, the Republic of The Gambia is faced with rising food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition, despite a promising environment for improved growth, stability and partnerships.

25 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Victims Seek Justice for 2005 Killings Linked to Ex-President Jammeh

(Dakar) – Two Togolese have recently been discovered to be among about 50 West African migrants massacred in 2005 by a paramilitary unit controlled by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. The victims’ families said that the Togolese government should support efforts in Ghana to investigate and prosecute the case.

23 May 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 22 May 2018

A total of €1.45 billion were mobilised by the International Conference for The Gambia, co-chaired by The Gambia and the European Union.

The reinforced political and financial support by the international community will assist The Gambia in continuing its democratic transition, building on strong democratic institutions, the respect of human rights and the rule of law, and sustainable and shared economic growth.

16 May 2018 description

In Numbers

250 mt of food assistance distributed (in April)

USD 22,400 cash-based transfers made

USD 2,452,709 six months (May-October 2018) net funding requirements

115,917 people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates