Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.90 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.20 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
- 437,000 People in Need [?]
Senegal has a high level of vulnerability to food insecurity, particularly in northern and eastern regions of the country that lie within the Sahelian belt, and also in the south, which is affected by a continuing low intensity conflict. ? Approximately 766,000 people in Senegal are expected to face crisis (IPC 3) and emergency (IPC 4) levels of food insecurity, during the June-August 2020 period. ?
Food insecurity in Senegal is heavily influenced by recurrent natural hazards, especially drought and flooding. In 2018, Senegal was impacted by a severe region-wide drought that damaged crop and livestock production, and was a primary reason for the spike in food insecurity observed during the year. ? Flooding affects about 200,000 people every year, especially in urban coastal areas where 67% of the population lives. ?