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16 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

Senegal is prone to food crisis since is one of the world’s least developed countries while the economy relies heavily on cash crops and fishing, both of which are vulnerable to climate change. Harvest deficits in 2014 and 2015, triggered by recurring droughts and floods, resulted in the early onset of the lean season leading to the food scarcity. Severely weakening food security in northern and central Senegal.

01 Aug 2017 description

Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Senegal. Groundnuts are both an important source of protein and a commonly grown cash crop. Imported rice is consumed daily by the vast majority of households in Senegal particularly in Dakar and Touba urban centers. Local rice is produced and consumed in the Senegal River Valley. St. Louis is a major market for the Senegal River Valley. Millet is consumed in central regions where Kaolack is the most important regional market. Maize is produced and consumed in areas around Kaolack, Tambacounda, and the Senegal River Valley.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In response to the needs of the 2017 lean season, WFP began its assistance activities, in line with the national Emergency Plan (PUSA 2017) validated by the Government in order to mitigate the adverse effects of food insecurity and malnutrition.

29 Jul 2017 description

As of 30 June 2017, there were 17,878 persons under UNHCR mandate in Senegal. The Senegal operation is working to find durable solutions for them.*

The voluntary repatriation of 10 Central Africans, 6 Ivorians and 4 Gambians in April enabled those refugees and asylum seekers to regain their dignity.

Advocacy for the acceptance of Mauritanian refugees by their government continues. 3,135 Mauritanian refugees are still willing to return home.

Working with Partners

26 Jul 2017 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

In Lambago, like in most of villages in Diery, Matam, in north-eastern Senegal, the soils are dry and without vegetation. Mile upon mile, there is no water to be found. Only thorns on parched grass; mainly acacia and jujube trees. Here, crops depend on rainfall and the irregularity of the latter remains a major handicap.

“The plants did not reach maturity due an early end of the rains last year. Most of us almost harvested nothing,” said Aissatou Gueda Guissé, a resident of Dendoudi, a few kilometres away from Lambago.

11 Jul 2017 description

Senegal – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, organized a three-day workshop on protecting vulnerable migrants in Senegal on 4-6 July. The main objective of the meeting was to build the capacity of regional and national civil society actors in identifying and assisting vulnerable migrants, especially victims of human trafficking.

11 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Sénégal : Insuffisance des efforts de lutte contre la mendicité des enfants

L'exploitation des enfants talibés et les abus dont ils sont victimes restent monnaie courante

11 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Senegal: Effort to Stem Child Begging Falls Short

Rampant Exploitation, Abuse of Talibé Children

(Dakar, July 11, 2017) – Tens of thousands of talibé children in Senegal continue to suffer from forced begging and abuse at certain traditional Quranic schools, despite a year-long government program intended to crack down on the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of Senegalese rights groups, said in a report released today.

09 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In July2016, rain caused a series of flooding that continued into September 2016 and caused flooding in six of the 14 regions in Senegal. The flooding impacted more than 20,000 people causing a large number of homeless people in the region of Saint-Louis, more precisely in the department of Dagana. The most affected areas were Dagana, Safrene, Touba and Fatick.

01 Jul 2017 description

Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Senegal. Groundnuts are both an important source of protein and a commonly grown cash crop. Imported rice is consumed daily by the vast majority of households in Senegal particularly in Dakar and Touba urban centers. Local rice is produced and consumed in the Senegal River Valley. St. Louis is a major market for the Senegal River Valley. Millet is consumed in central regions where Kaolack is the most important regional market. Maize is produced and consumed in areas around Kaolack, Tambacounda, and the Senegal River Valley.

01 Jul 2017 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

While most farmers in the Sahel region are impatiently waiting for the rainy season, Boly Sow is anxious. She lives in Medina Mountaga, in northern Senegal, in a makeshift home built with branches, straw and plastic.

“Last year, heavy rains swept away my home. I slept in the open for days. And, this year, I know that my temporary shelter will not withstand bad weather,” she explains.

01 Jul 2017 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

29 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In response to the 2017 lean season projected needs, WFP is working to mobilize resources to support the Government’s emergency plan which aims to provide Targeted Food Assistance (TFA) to severely food insecure populations (over 340,000 vulnerable people) during the upcoming lean season (June-August).

23 Jun 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Some 165 Senegalese migrants who were in detention centres in Libya have been repatriated to Senegal on June 6, 2017. The International Organization of Migrants (IOM) organized their return, in collaboration with the Senegalese authorities and the Directorate of the Senegalese living abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most migrants were held in overcrowded detention centres without adequate access to clean water, food, toilets and basic health services.

12 Jun 2017 description
report IRIN

Cissokho Lassana

KAYMOUR/SENEGAL, 5 juin 2017

En Inde, ses feuilles séchées sont utilisées comme soin capillaire ; en Afrique de l’Est, la plante fait office de fourrage ; les Mauritaniens en fument les graines ; et dans les campagnes sénégalaises, où elle est connue sous le nom de leydour, elle est cultivée pour ses vertus médicinales et compense les pertes agricoles dues au changement climatique.

En lire plus sur IRIN

08 Jun 2017 description

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, June 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Senegalese migrants have been flown home in the past week, saying their dreams of a new life in Europe were dashed after they crossed the Sahara desert only to endure the 'hell' of imprisonment in Libya.

Some came home heavy hearted, hungry and broke.

For others, home was better than making it to Italy after all, given the gruelling desert crossing, brutal beatings and deaths of fellow migrants they had encountered en route.

01 Jun 2017 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

26 May 2017 description

by Nellie Peyton | @nelliepeyton | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 26 May 2017 06:00 GMT

Senegal's coastline is receding at a rate of 1 to 2 metres per year, driven by rising sea levels, rapid urbanisation and illegal sand mining

By Nellie Peyton

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cheikh Badiane, a weathered fisherman, looks out to sea from the edge of his neighbourhood in the north Senegalese city of Saint-Louis.

26 May 2017 description

The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index (EBA) is a unique tool for measuring the ease of doing agribusiness. EBA data, coupled with contextual analysis and consultations with key stakeholders, can inform priority reforms and allow for transparent result tracking over time and across countries. The index scores, on a scale of 0-100*, the strength of the legal and institutional environment for agribusinesses across eight topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, and ICT.

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sofia Christensen

OUROSSOGUI, SENEGAL — An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young men who travel to Europe, but on their female relatives.