Following the agreement reached by the EU and the government of Gambia, the European Union will allocate €365,000 to the World Food Programme (WFP), as part of the rapid response to the food crisis in the country.
According to the latest updates, these funds will be used to purchase 1300 tons of food.
These will be directed to the 19 most vulnerable districts of Gambia, notably the Central River Region. The funds have been allocated from the European Commission STABEX scheme (now expired), which was originally designed to compensate ACP countries for falls in export revenue.
Source: Observer Gambia