Gambia Humanitarian Emergency

Gambia is susceptible to recurrent disasters such as drought, flooding, windstorms, and disease outbreaks, resulting in food insecurity, loss of livelihood assets and increased number of vulnerable people.  UNFPA focuses on supporting women, girls and  young people by strengthening capacities to provide reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric  family planning services, and training on Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) and clinical management of rape. UNFPA also provides information on HIV/AIDS and STIs.

Country Population: 2.0 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

28,000
6,720
9,240
Last updated on - 01 June 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    10,061
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    1,390
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    74
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    921
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    9
    Dignity Kits distributed
    1,398
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    70
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    37
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.