Operations

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR DROUGHT-AFFECTED POPULATIONS IN THE GAMBIA


About this Operation

Operation Documents

Budget Revisions

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).

A severe drought has led to a substantial crop failure in most of the Gambia. A joint post-harvest assessment led by the Ministry of Agriculture and WFP indicates that 520,000 people living in rural districts are seriously affected and need emergency food assistance or livelihoods support. Drought-affected populations face both reduced food availability due to their own production being less and reduced food access due to the loss of income from failed groundnut crops and high food prices.

Countries

The Gambia

The Gambia is a least developed and low-income, food-deficit country with a predominantly subsistence agrarian economy....