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. ?
No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team. Last checked 13/08.
30/07: Legislative elections.
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.