Gambia

30 سبتمبر 2016

Maintaining zero Ebola infections through communication with affected communities

When the Ebola virus disease erupted in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, Gambians considered the outbreak as a distant cry until six months later when it struck neighbouring Senegal and Mali.
Growing resilience through community gardens in Gambia
12 أغسطس 2013

Growing resilience through community gardens in Gambia

For the first time in 15 years, communities in Gambia found themselves without food and income following poor rainfall during the 2011–2012 harvest season. Families were forced to sell their assets and livestock, or survive on charity and foraging.
Seed distribution bridges the gap until the next harvest
2 أغسطس 2012

Seed distribution bridges the gap until the next harvest

By Aminata Sow in Gambia Mahmoud Diop is a farmer living in Torro Bah, a village located at the North Bank, in Gambia. Before the food crisis hit his region, he was known as a benefactor because he used to distribute one part of his crops to the poorest families that were greater in need in his village. But now he can hardly feed his own family. His house is composed of three families, but he i...
Severe food shortages threatens the livelihood of Gambian farmers
4 يونيو 2012

Severe food shortages threatens the livelihood of Gambian farmers

by Hler Gudjonsson, Icelandic Red Cross delegate “I worry constantly about my children’s future,” says Mariama Barrow, a 40-year-old widow. “I cannot afford their school fees, or even to put proper food on the table. I don’t even think about buying shoes and clothes anymore, not to speak of milk for the youngest ones.” Mariama is raising her seven children by herself. Because of the food...
Gambia Red Cross youth use power of music to increase access to health care
2 مايو 2012

Gambia Red Cross youth use power of music to increase access to health care

Young people from the Gambia Red Cross Society have put together the “Humanity Band,” a project aimed at developing the musical talents of young volunteers.
West Africa: thousands of volunteers mobilized to launch a final assault on polio
28 أبريل 2010

West Africa: Thousands of volunteers mobilized to launch a final assault on polio

Amy Sallah, a young volunteer from the Gambia Red Cross Society, puts drops into the mouth of Youma Cham, an eight-month-old baby.
10 يوليه 2009

Rainy season in West and Central Africa: the IFRC's "early warning, early action"-system in practice

The rainy season has begun in West and Central Africa and torrential rain has already caused damage in Benin, the Central African Republic and Ghana.
Gambia: Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS
19 يناير 2009

Gambia: Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is traditionally celebrated on 1 December, but in some remote villages in Gambia, time seems to have stopped on this date indefinitely.
28 يناير 2008

Gambia: the Red Cross distributes mosquito nets to protect children and pregnant women from malaria

Beyond a row of baobab trees, a few dozen kilometres north of the Gambia River along winding roads, stands Kinteh Kunda Marong Kunda, a peaceful town with around a thousand inhabitants.
Minor emergency causes major heartache in Gambia
2 أكتوبر 2003

Minor emergency causes major heartache in Gambia

All the family had gone to bed that Sunday night, but Lamin Ceesay couldn’t sleep.

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The Gambia: Reducing hunger through cash transfers

Erratic rainfall, failed crops, and volatile prices for basic household food supplies in 2014 -...


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