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The Gambia: EU funding for victims of flash floods

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  The European Commission has provided 200 000 in emergency humanitarian funds to help those affected by the recent flash floods Following heavy rains on July 30 31 and August 5 6 2022 in various regions of The Gambia widespread flooding occurred with houses so severely affected that residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety The EU funds will support the Gambia Red Cross Society GRCS to help affected households relocate and drain water from their homes The GRCS will focus on the affected regions of Banjul Kanifing Township West Coast Region and North Bank Region In the North Bank region five children were reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on July 30 2022 Another victim is also reported in the west coast region There are more than 600 affected households in those regions and GCRS support will provide them with cash and emergency relief items including health and hygiene items The GCRS has identified a number of vulnerable people in these areas including the elderly the disabled pregnant and lactating women and children This project will last four months and will benefit some 7 000 people according to the initial evaluation The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF
The Gambia: EU funding for victims of flash floods

1 The European Commission has provided €200,000 in emergency humanitarian funds to help those affected by the recent flash floods.

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2 Following heavy rains on July 30-31 and August 5-6, 2022 in various regions of The Gambia, widespread flooding occurred, with houses so severely affected that residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety.

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3 The EU funds will support the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) to help affected households relocate and drain water from their homes.

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4 The GRCS will focus on the affected regions of Banjul, Kanifing Township, West Coast Region and North Bank Region.

5 In the North Bank region, five children were reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on July 30, 2022.

6 Another victim is also reported in the west coast region.

7 There are more than 600 affected households in those regions, and GCRS support will provide them with cash and emergency relief items, including health and hygiene items.

8 The GCRS has identified a number of vulnerable people in these areas, including the elderly, the disabled, pregnant and lactating women, and children.

9 This project will last four months and will benefit some 7,000 people, according to the initial evaluation.

10 The funding is part of the overall EU contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

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