EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR DROUGHT-AFFECTED POPULATIONS IN THE GAMBIA
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.