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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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WFP launches an emergency operation in Gambia

As part of its Sahel food crisis response, WFP has launched an emergency operation in Gambia, aiming to provide assistance to 206,000 people this year. BANJUL - WFP’s food crisis activities started...

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Small country with a big crisis

SEREKUNDA/JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2012 (IRIN) - In 2011, the rains failed in the Central River region of The Gambia, where Mawdou Danso, a farmer, struggled to raise a crop big enough to tide him over...

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Did you know about this food crisis?

Posted by Helen Hector You might not know this, but in West Africa right now there is a serious food crisis. The media aren't talking about it much, but our partners in The Gambia and surrounding...

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Food Insecurity - Emergency appeal n° MDRGM008

Summary: The late, erratic and unevenly distributed rainfall during the 2011/12 agricultural season led to a significant decline and low quality of agricultural production in the Gambia. By 6 March...

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Countryside women in the food crisis

The Activistas are collecting stories from around the Gambia to understand how the food crisis is affecting people. Read the story of the women here: Underprivileged countryside women simply do not...

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