Gambia

Gambia: Humanitarian Overview (as of 10 February 2015)

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Endemic of food insecurity due to crop failure/ poor harvest, rising food prices and loss of livehoods as a result of frequent natural disasters (droughts, floods).

Lack of integrated Early Warning Systems to facilitate early response and assist affected populations to cope better with shocks.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water are main causes of water-borne diseases: diarrhea among children under 5, cholera and malnutrition. Prevalence of epidemics, lack of access to adequate health services and poor state of health service delivery

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