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19 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

Signs that 2018 would be tough on herders appeared more than a year ago

Lucinda Rouse, Senegal-based freelance journalist covering West Africa

Fatimata Abdul Ba, 40, spent most of the last year away from her home and family. Water and pasture where her animals could graze were in short supply near her village in northern Senegal’s Podor County, and she was forced to move almost 300 kilometres as grassland for the family's herd of cattle, sheep, and goats dried up.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Government of Senegal co-chaired a workshop with UNHCR on the multiyear, multi-partner (MYMP) protection solutions strategy to integrate long-staying refugees into the national system

At the end of July, 837 urban-based refugee were verified, including 132 asylum seekers and 40 persons not of concern to UNHCR. The exercise targeted refugees in Dakar and Thiès from 21 to 28 July 2018

Five (5) Mauritanian refugees in mixed marriages with the Senegalese nationals received their nationality certificates in conformity with UNHCR’s durable solutions

16 Oct 2018 description

Average to above average cumulative seasonal rainfall despite localized early-season deficits

11 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

“If there was good rain, all of our problems would be solved.”

Saidou Harouna Ba surveys what's left of his only source of income: his animal herd. “If I’d stayed at home, they would all be dead,” he says. As it is, the 46-year-old Fulani herder returned to his village in Senegal’s northern Podor County after 10 months away with just half the number of sheep, cattle, and donkeys he set out with.

Read more on IRIN.

29 Sep 2018 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.

28 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

27 Sep 2018 description

Finding Solutions
Senegalese refugees indicated that they would only return to Senegal when the conflict is resolved in Casamance. Consequently, local integration and resettlement are the most viable durable solutions. Both countries of asylum provide favorable frameworks and environment for local integration through alternative legal status and naturalization

26 Sep 2018 description

Durant le mois d’août 2018, les mouvements locaux de courte durée (43%), la migration économique de longue durée (42%) et la migration saisonnière (15%) ont été les principaux motifs de migration des personnes transitant par le point de suivi des flux à Tambacounda. Dakar, Bamako, Kédougou, Bakel, Kolda, Manda et Diaobé ont été les principales villes de départ et de destination des flux observés au cours de ce mois passant par Tambacounda. D’importants flux internes (68% des flux observés) entre Tambacounda et des villes frontières avec le Mali, la Guinée et la Gambie ont été observés.

19 Sep 2018 description

With familial roots in farming, it is perhaps not surprising that El Hadji Issakha Diop became a nutritionist.

“As my father raised sheep and cattle, my mother raised vegetables. I was lucky,” he says, telling me about fruits he used to pick.

“I think this has been a great influence to me getting into nutrition.”

Diop’s early studies were in science, and after he completed his Master’s, he was supposed to be a teacher. But for the first time a graduate studies program in nutrition was launched in Senegal—and his family encouraged him to continue his studies.

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

15 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1 m cash-based transfers

US$ 4.5 m to cover six months (AugustDecember 2018) net funding requirements, representing 49% of total

68,800 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

14 Sep 2018 description

Situation

High levels of poverty and hunger persist in Senegal despite strong economic growth in recent years. The UN reports that over half of Senegal’s 15 million people are multidimensionally poor—a measure of deprivation in health, education and the standard of living. In addition, chronic malnutrition affects approximately 17 percent of children younger than 5 years of age, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

13 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Après le Tchad en février dernier, le Sénégal est devenu le deuxième pays du continent africain et hors de la région paneuropéenne à adhérer à la Convention sur la protection et l'utilisation des cours d'eau transfrontières et des lacs internationaux.

Le 31 août, le Sénégal a présenté auprès de l’ONU à New York ses instruments d'adhésion à la Convention sur l’eau dont le Secrétariat est assuré par la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Europe (UNECE).

12 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Unjust laws can prevent people from accessing the services they need to prevent or treat HIV, and people who use drugs need help and care, not punishment—these are two of the messages from the new Model Drug Law for West Africa. Launched on11 September in Dakar, Senegal, the model drug law aims to guide policy-makers in the region on how to better frame their drug laws.

04 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Aug 2018 description

Poor rainfall conditions persist in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania.

KEY MESSAGES

• The ITF (Intertropical Front) underwent a slight retreat over its eastern portion during the second dekad of August in comparison with its first dekad position; however, it has remained north of its average position over the region with the exception of western Mauritania where it is slightly south of its average position.

30 Aug 2018 description

Vincent et Mathilde n’ont plus de nouvelles de leur fils ainé Victor depuis 10 ans. Il a quitté son village Keur Daouda en 2007, pour se rendre en Espagne après avoir embarqué sur un bateau de fortune sur les côtes mauritaniennes. Après son école primaire, Victor avait suivi une formation professionnelle en maraichage. Il a ensuite choisi de prendre le chemin de la migration. Son départ a beaucoup affecté sa famille.

30 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network

A global network of NGOs has signed a 'game-changing' insurance policy, intended to pay out if a drought hits Senegal, enabling aid agencies to offer live-saving help before a famine threatens to take people's lives.