WFP Provides Critical Support To Households Hit By Windstorm And Flooding

Published on 09 February 2017

BANJUL – Up to 10,000 people across The Gambia are set to receive cash assistance from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), enabling them to buy food and meet their immediate needs.

Families affected by the 2016 windstorm and flooding in areas in Banjul, Kanifing, West Coast Region, Lower River Region, Central River Region, North Bank Region and Upper River Region are receiving 3,680 Dalasi per month over the next three months (totalling US$150) to stabilize their food security and nutritional status.

WFP’s response is part of a joint effort of the government, humanitarian partners and NGOs. In August 2016, heavy rains coupled with wind storms and flash floods damaged food stocks, livelihoods, property, infrastructure, schools, drinking water systems