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IR-EMOP Targeted support to floods and windstorm affected households

Countries: Gambia | Operations ID: 201036 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

In August 2016, heavy rains coupled with wind storms and flash floods damaged food stocks, livelihood, property, infrastructure, schools, drinking water systems, hectares of rice and other food crops.  The damages are recorded all over the country. All gender and age groups were affected. Children under 5 years of age were the most affected, as they make up at least 26 percent of the affected population.The most affected regions in the country are West Coast and the central River regions. 

The latest available figures (as of September 29th 2016) from the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) indicate that approximately 10,000 people were affected.

WFP intends to implement cash based transfers, since food markets are functioning normally and food commodities are available.