Gambia: Floods - Sep 2012
Floods and windstorms affected nearly 34,000 people in The Gambia during the rainy season between September and October 2012. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (7,745 people) while 13 people were reported to have died either through drowning or by collapsed structures. With the end of rainy season, no additional communities were affected by flooding, and as floods receded in November, most people were working to rebuild their homes and move back. (UNICEF, 30 Nov 2012)
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NEEDS REMAIN HIGH
Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.
Cluster Strategic Indicators: Food assistance - Period: September 2012 - WFP Sahel response
Sector Performance Indicators: Agriculture - Period: January - September 2012 - FAO Sahel response
Cluster Strategic Indicators: Nutrition - Period: January - September 2012
Cluster Strategic Indicators: WASH - Period: January - September 2012
Nutrition Crisis More than 576,000 (out of 1.1 million target of estimated SAM caseload) have already been reached with therapeutic care for treatment of SAM. Even though the lean season is now over, and the worse of the crisis has been weathered due to the emergency response and government action, the impact on vulnerable households remains a key concern.