• Crisis Severity ?
    1.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 375,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

28/05/2019

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. ? Since 2018, food insecurity has improved considerably as a result of a favourable harvest season, though it still represents a significant area of concern. ? Approximately 375,000 people in Senegal are expected to need food assistance by the onset of the 2019 lean season in June. ? For the same the same period last year, 751,000 people were estimated to be in need of food assistance.  ?

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

29/05/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.