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The Gambia is a small, fragile country in West Africa. With 176 people per square kilometre, it is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. Most of the population is concentrated around urban and peri-urban centres.

Heavily dependent on tourism, The Gambia the main impacts of the COVID-19 crisis is a reduction in tourists, particularly from key markets in Europe, but also from trade disruption and lower commodity prices. Limited fiscal, monetary, and financial buffers and high risk of debt distress limit room to manoeuvre. Health sector capacity is weak and social safety nets do not exist (World Bank, 2020).

0 million (total population)
0 % population using basic sanitation services in 2017
0 % primary schools with access to electricity in 2017
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