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Gambia's first woman chief plants the seeds of change

Listen The Gambia's first woman village chief is not only changing perceptions of what a chief looks like, but also of what they do. Fatou Danso, who is also a farmer, has redistributed land that...

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The Gambia: Cholera DREF operation n° MDRGM007 - Final report

Summary: CHF 119,220 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 12 January, 2012 to support the Gambia Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to some 30,000 persons...

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Stepping up pressure on human rights

DAKAR, 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Public, forceful international pressure on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to halt ongoing executions of death row prisoners was successful - at least temporarily -...

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Seed distribution bridges the gap until the next harvest

By Aminata Sow in Gambia Mahmoud Diop is a farmer living in Torro Bah, a village located at the North Bank, in Gambia. Before the food crisis hit his region, he was known as a benefactor because he...

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UNICEF Gambia Situation Report - 30 June 2012

Highlights • Approximately 428,000 people in 19 rural districts in the Gambia are directly affected by the poor crop harvest in 2011. The March 2012 Nutritional Surveillance reveals that 9.1 per cent...

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Lack of seeds threatens long-term food security in Gambia

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...

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The Gambia and President Jammeh: a hunger crisis ignored?

President Yahya Jammeh has spent cash on musicians and footballers yet the Gambia is facing a severe food crisis Saikou Jammeh As President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia announced an award of nearly 2m...

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Severe food shortages threatens the livelihood of Gambian farmers

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...

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