Gambia

The Gambia: Humanitarian Overview (as of 31 October 2014)

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KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Frequent extreme weather events (droughts, floods).

  • Lack of proper irrigation and poor land use practices leading to low productivity Lack of integrated Early Warning Services.

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

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