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Nutrition
31 December 2013
They say many hands make light work. And this is definitely true when tackling malnutrition. In Kudang, in The Gambia’s Central River Region, Community Health Nurses, mothers, fathers and grandmothers play a vital role in supporting the World Food Programme’s nutrition initiatives for malnourished children under 5. With so many people on board, it’s little surprise that the results are impressive. Here is one success story.
School Meals
11 November 2013

In The Gambia, parents and teachers are building on the World Food Programme’s school meals initiative by growing vegetables to enrich their children’s diets as part of the government-led Home-Grown School Feeding Programme. At Dingirai Lower Basic School, in the Central River region, everyone has pitched in, and the children love the results.
 

Ambassadors
11 March 2013

WFP Ambassador Howard Buffett recently visited The Gambia, where he met with high-level officials and saw WFP school meals in action. During his visit, Buffett made a financial commitment to support a local procurement feasibility study. The aim of the study is to highlight the role of local markets in school feeding programmes, thereby contributing to the establishment of a national school feeding programme owned and managed by The Gambian Government.


8 August 2012
Hunger is on the rise across the Sahel region of West Africa, a massive swathe of territory that stretches across eight countries from Chad in the east to Senegal in the west. Here is a rundown of the situation in each country and a look at how we're responding to help the people who live there.

 

Emergencies
2 August 2012

At Besse in the Foni Berefet District, West Coast Region, WFP and partners launched the first Supplementary Feeding Programme to prevent acute malnutrition in children under the age of five.

Emergencies
25 May 2012

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.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs
23 May 2012

WFP has launched an emergency operation to deliver life-saving food assistance to thousands of people fleeing conflict in Mali. As refugees stream into areas already strained by drought in the Sahel, it's imperative to reach them with assistance in time for the summer Hunger Season.

School Meals
25 November 2011

WFP in The Gambia supports schools gardens through its school feeding programme. The gardens provide vegetables for school meals and are an opportunity for students to learn through doing.

Nutrition
15 September 2011

In early September, WFP nutrition focal points and their government counterparts from 18 countries across West Africa gathered in Dakar for a four-day workshop.