The Gambia - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim AidThe Gambia

The Gambia is the smallest country on the continent of Africa and one of the least developed countries in the world. Approximately one-third of the country currently lives below the poverty line.
The Gambia’s lack of arable land, poor soil quality, and erratic rain translates into hardship for a country where a large portion of the population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Rising hunger rates and a lack of basic social services has increased Gambians dependency on humanitarian assistance.

The Gambia - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Indian Ocean Tsunami

Indian Ocean Tsunami - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

During the Month of Ramadan, 2009, the West African nation of Gambia experienced some of the heaviest rainfall in two years. Flash floods roared through villages and towns when rivers overflowed in Basse, Janjanbureh and Mansakonko. Zakat Foundation extended its Ramadan food program to victims of the Gambia floods, providing hot Iftar-dinners, food packages and clean water to hundreds of… continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 1,800,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 67 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 55 years
Major Diseases: Very high risk bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis, rabies
Religions: Muslim - 98%
Christian - 2%
Literacy Rate: 40 %
Unemployment Rate: no data available
Poverty Rate: no data available
Natural Hazards: Drought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years), floods