- WFP Senegal Country Brief, January 2017
- IFRC: Senegal: Population Movement - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF operation n° MDRSN013
- Peace Direct: Senegal’s southern conflict: forgotten but not gone
Appeals & Funding
- Equipe Humanitaire Pays Sénégal : Plan de travail humanitaire 2017 ((http://reliefweb.int/node/1871029)
- 2017 Sahel - Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN FR
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - West and Central Africa
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC
A crowd of women carrying children under their arms, parades in the courtyard of the health centre of Dahra, located in the region of Louga, in the north-west of Senegal. The scene seems banal and usually happens in all health facilities in the region.
The only difference, we are in a poor area, which has been severely affected by a nutrition crisis. According to most recent analysis, the rates of acute malnutrition are very high. They exceed the emergency threshold, increasing the risk of infection and disease among children.
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13,170 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 19 February
363,401 arrivals in 2016
The country office was continuously involved in the monitoring of the post-election context in Gambia with the humanitarian country team and the food security working group.
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative staff from the country office, the resilience unit of WFP West Africa regional office and the sub-office of Tambacounda joined forces to carry out a training for trainers and a community-based participatory planning exercise in villages of Tambacounda region.
12,381 arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Libya - On 14 and 16 February, IOM organized two charter flights to help two groups totaling 334 migrants to return home to Nigeria and Senegal from Libya.
On 14 February, 162 migrants, including 101 women, 43 men and 18 children, returned home to Nigeria on the first flight. A second flight on 16 February returned 172 migrants, including 171 men and one woman, to Senegal.
Switzerland - IOM reports that 12,381 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 February – just under 9,500 to Italy, just under 2,000 to Greece, and 1,000 to Spain. This compares with 84,645 arrivals during the first seven weeks of 2016 – 90 percent of whom arrived in Greece.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017
Food situation remains good in the region with new harvests. The off season crop campaign in the region is ongoing.
Niger recorded a forage production deficit.
Locust infestation decreased in December in the areas affected by recent resurgences in Mauritania.
The FAO food price index dropped for the fifth consecutive year.
Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.
According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.
By Jaïr van der Lijn
1 The context
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable rains and continued Government support contributed to bumper 2016 cereal output for second consecutive year
Cereal prices on the decline in December but higher than year earlier levels
Improved food security situation anticipated in marketing year 2016/17 (November/October)
Above-average cereal production gathered in 2016
11,169 arrivals by sea in 2017
258 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 10 February
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.
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As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.