Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.1.80 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Senegal has a high level of vulnerability to food insecurity, particularly in the semi-arid northern and eastern regions. Food insecurity in Senegal commonly results from recurrent natural hazards, especially drought and seasonal flooding.?
Approximately 511,000 people in Senegal were facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity during the September–December 2020 period. While overall reaching sufficient levels of production, the 2020/2021 agricultural season has been affected by a deficit in food for animals in certain departments, and by heavy rainfall which has damaged crops and led to the proliferation of pests.
In the June–August 2021 projected period, the food security situation of 858,000 people in need of food assistance could further deteriorate because of deficits in cereal production, causing a premature depletion of food stocks. Those vulnerable to food insecurity could begin experiencing the lean season (June–September) earlier than usual.?