Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)1.80 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.10 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.1.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.No constraintsExtreme constraints
- 3,460,000 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. ? 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. ?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.