Gambia http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Gambia Country content en Schools meals - a step towards zero hunger in The Gambia http://www.wfp.org/stories/schools-meals-step-toward-food-security-gambia School meals are a lifeline for more than 100,000 vulnerable children and their families across The Gambia. The European Union (E.U.) is one of the biggest supporters of WFP's school meals programme across the country. School Meals Gambia Local Africa School Meals Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:19:38 +0000 Isatou Njai 649397 at http://www.wfp.org Cash Transfers in The Gambia Build Community Resilience http://www.wfp.org/stories/cash-transfers-gambia-build-community-resilience With support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), WFP is able to provide cash transfers to over 2,000 vulnerable and food insecure families in The Gambia, ensuring that they have enough nutritious food.  Gambia Africa Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:16:55 +0000 WFP 646717 at http://www.wfp.org International School Meals Day: WFP and Gambian Government Hold Food Fair with Special Needs Children http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/international-school-meals-day-wfp-and-government-take-hotels-and-restaurants-special On International School Meals Day, WFP and the Government in Gambia teamed up with hotels, restaurants, and school nutrition associations to champion nutrition on the first-ever commemoration of International School Meals Day. With the Ttheme "Celebrating Culture through Food," participants, including UN Heads of Agencies,  showcased diverse dishes from different parts of the world. Gambia Local School Meals Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:04:23 +0000 WFP 645694 at http://www.wfp.org The Gambia: WFP Prevents Child Malnutrition, Giving Hope To Mothers http://www.wfp.org/stories/gambia-wfp-prevents-child-malnutrition-giving-hope-mothers Thanks to support from the World Food Programme, Fatou and her 2-year-old daughter, Numa, are a living example of the common saying in The Gambia, “where there is life, there is hope.” Gambia Africa Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:30:58 +0000 Isatou Njai 644672 at http://www.wfp.org The Gambia: Making School Feeding Programmes Work http://www.wfp.org/stories/gambia-making-school-feeding-programmes-work Besides the opportunity to learn, children look forward to two things at the beginning of a school year in the The Gambia: reuniting with friends and the daily hot meals that WFP provides to more than 100, 000 children, thanks to the European Union.  Gambia Africa Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Isatou Njai 644446 at http://www.wfp.org The Gambia: With European Union Support, WFP Provides Critical Nutrition Training To Cooks http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-provides-critical-nutrition-training-cooks-thanks-support-european-union In 2012, WFP launched a new school feeding programme, under the umbrella of the Capacity Development Projec,t to lay the foundation for a national home grown school meals programme. This year for the first time, WFP and the Government started buying rice from smallholder farmers to feed school children with the assistance of the European Union. In addition to providing school meals, the programme also seeks to strengthen nutrition best practices and child health. Gambia Local School Meals Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:29:17 +0000 WFP 644056 at http://www.wfp.org European Commission Helps Hungry Families In Gambia Meet Their Food & Nutrition Needs http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/european-commission-helps-hungry-families-gambia-meet-their-food-nutrition-needs BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €400, 000 (US$520, 000) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to help implement a cash transfer programme in the Central River Region of The Gambia. Gambia Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Nutrition Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:03:56 +0000 WFP 643370 at http://www.wfp.org European Union Sees Impact Of Contribution On Food Security In The Gambia http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/european-union-visits-schools-sees-impact-support-improve-food-security-gambia From 11 to 13 February, a delegation of representatives from the European Union, WFP, FAO and the Government visited the North Bank, Central and Upper River regions of The Gambia to observe progress of a three-year project aimed at improving food security in The Gambia. The project, supported by an EU contribution of 7.6 Euro, is jointly carried out by WFP, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and FAO. It provides school meals as well as support for farmers to increase local production. Agnes Guillaud (centre left) EU Chargee d'Affaires, stands with representatives from FAO and WFP in North Bank region during the visit. Gambia Local Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:38:24 +0000 WFP 640393 at http://www.wfp.org WFP's fight against child malnutrition in Central and Upper River regions http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/nutrition-support-children-under-5-wfp-response-crr-and-urr-pictures WFP launched a nutrition intervention in response to high malnutrition levels in The Gambia. The programme supports the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition among children under 5, pregnant and lactating women in targeted regions. Gambia Local Nutrition Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:35:06 +0000 WFP 639670 at http://www.wfp.org All Hands On Deck To Battle Malnutrition http://www.wfp.org/stories/gambia-all-hands-deck-battle-malnutrition 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. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Nutrition Gambia Local Africa Nutrition Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:29:30 +0000 Isatou Njai 639503 at http://www.wfp.org