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 Kanifing municipalities, due to heavy rains in the last week of September.
The key needs include: scaling up of WASH and C4D activities, strengthening health sector disease surveillance system, and providing assistance with food and non-food items.
A Multi-sectoral Needs Assessment of the flood affected population is on-going and the Government has requested the UN system to provide technical support during the process of data collection, analysis and report writing.
The SMART nutrition survey data collection has been completed in three of the six health regions.