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24 Jan 2017 description
Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power, although more than 50,000 remain in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.
13 Jan 2017 description
New findings by the UNHCR suggest that several thousand people have crossed to Senegal to seek shelter, mainly in the Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kaolack and Kolda areas.
18 Dec 2014 description
Drought and poor distribution of rains are estimated to result in a 52 per cent drop in cereal production from 2013, and a 47 per cent reduction compared to the last five years’ average.
09 Nov 2014 description
According to a preliminary forecast, aggregate cereal production in 2014 will drop by 75 per cent compared to 2013. Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices.
30 Sep 2014 description
Chronically underfunded humanitarian response in Gambia requires urgent food assistance for 200,000 vulnerable adults and acutely malnourished children.
25 Jul 2014 description
A third of The Gambia’s 1.8 million inhabitants are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity - 200,000 people already need critical food assistance. The humanitarian response plan is only funded at 13.5 per cent.
26 Jun 2013 description
For 2013, some 103,000 people are still food insecure in the country and 29,500 children are at risk of Global Acute Malnutrition and 4,000 children of Severe Acute Malnutrition.
12 Dec 2012 description
Activities focus on women-run community vegetable gardens to diversify nutritional intake and also be an opportunity for income generating activities to help build household resilience.
10 Oct 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
Highlights As of 09 September, nearly 23,000 people were affected by floods and windstorms. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (3,857 people) while 10 people were reported to have died. Moreover, the number of people affected is likely to increase, particularly in Banjul and...
02 Aug 2012 description
At Besse in the Foni Berefet District, West Coast Region, WFP and partners launched the first Supplementary Feeding Programme to prevent acute malnutrition in children under the age of five. BANJUL – WFP and partners launched for the first time a Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme for 25,000...
27 Jun 2012 description
By Hler GudJonsson, Icelandic Red Cross, in The Gambia “We are now among the poorest households in the village,” says Keba Kambi, an inhabitant of Karantaba village in lower river region, in The Gambia. “When I was strong and healthy, I never thought there would come a time when I would be...
04 Jun 2012 description
by Hler Gudjonsson, Icelandic Red Cross delegate “I worry constantly about my children’s future,” says Mariama Barrow, a 40-year-old widow. “I cannot afford their school fees, or even to put proper food on the table. I don’t even think about buying shoes and clothes anymore, not to speak...
13 Mar 2012 description
report ActionAid
13 March 2012: As the drought in West Africa’s Sahel region deepens, ActionAid has warned that popular holiday destination The Gambia is also facing severe food shortages as crops have failed. The anti-poverty agency says that the effects of the drought have been made even worse by rapidly rising...