Zakat Foundation in The Gambia
The Gambia, or simply Gambia, is the smallest country on the continent of Africa and one of the least developed countries in the world. Despite incremental food production, the total domestic food production in 2010 was less than 50% of what is needed for the population. Prices for food importation increased from 2010-2012, casting greater concern about food security for food-deprived Gambians. Resource constraints give little optimism for this underdeveloped country, which ensures humanitarian assistance will have a major role to play for the foreseeable future.
In Gambia, Zakat Foundation of America has distributed meals and food gifts for the Ramadan and Udhiya/Qurbani holidays, constructed new mosques, and provided emergency relief in the wake of massive flooding in some of the country’s poorest areas.
Sources: UN Stats | World Bank | Pew Research Center