Overview

814,000 people will require humanitarian assistance in Senegal throughout 2018. The north of the country is facing a food security crisis following poor rains in the north in 2017. Food insecurity, caused by drought and recurrent floods, affects mostly northern Senegal and western Senegal. ?

Senegal has been facing a serious malnutrition crisis since 2012. The 2018 lean season started earlier than usual and is expected to last longer, and as a consequence, some 484,000 people will require nutritional assistance. ?

Senegal scores 4.7/10 on the INFORM index 2018, a fall from 5.1 last year. ?

Latest Developments

No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team. Last checked 29/10

30/07: Legislative elections.

Key figures

  • 814,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance  [?]
  • 735,305 projected in IPC 3 and 4 between June and August 2018  [?]
  • 345,000 children with moderate acute malnutrition  [?]

Key priorities

Food assistance to vulnerable households in the north, particularly in Kanel, Matam, Podor and Ranérou. In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs 70% of the population and represents 17% of the GDP. Recurring climate hazards negatively impact the production of staple crops, the level of pasture growth, and livestock.?

Information Gaps and needs

There is a lack of updated information on displaced people.