• Crisis Severity ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 437,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

13/08/2020

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.  ?

Latest Developments

09/09/2020
Heavy rainfall on 5-6 September caused widespread flooding in Senegal, including in Dakar. Overall 124mm of rainfall was recorded, equivalent to the total during an average rainy season (July - September). Six deaths were reported. Authorities announced a state of emergency and activated a response plan but the humanitarian impact is still unclear.?
 
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