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11 Jan 2019 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • Favourable rainfall conditions and timely provision of inputs lead to above average production in 2018
  • Despite above-average production, 2018/19 imports remain stable or slightly decrease
  • Cereal prices stable or declining following seasonal trends
  • Overall food security generally satisfactory

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2018

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

128 mt of food assistance distributed

US$0.3 m cash-based transfers made

US$5 m six months (December 2018-May 2019) net funding requirements, representing 33% of total

70,569 people assisted in November 2018

Operational Updates

03 Jan 2019 description

INTRODUCTION: L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier les flux, les tendances et les routes migratoires et de recueillir des informations qualitatives sur les profils, pays d’origine et de destination et modes de transports des voyageurs transitant par un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné.

31 Dec 2018 description

TOUBA TOUL, Senegal, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of peanuts - in one weathered palm, the nuts are round and smooth, in the other, they are small and shrivelled.

The weaker crop was grown by her son without fertiliser, using methods typical of their village in western Senegal, where farm supplies are expensive and hard to come by.

The large peanuts were grown on her plot, using fertiliser from a start-up that helps farmers save money throughout the year to pay for quality products and agricultural training.

30 Dec 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.

29 Dec 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.

10 Dec 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By IPS World Desk

DAKAR, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) - Communities in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, have been meeting across the city to watch a 45-minute documentary film made by returnee migrants, with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). IOM is running a unique Migrants as Messengers (MaM) programme in Senegal, Guinea and Nigeria. It is a peer to peer messaging campaign that shares the dangers of irregular migration as told through the stories of returnee migrants.

10 Dec 2018 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi to make Parsyl’s quality assurance platform available in Uganda and Senegal to address last mile distribution challenge

ABU DHABI, 10 December 2018 – Vaccine supply chains in Uganda and Senegal will get a boost thanks to a new partnership between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Parsyl Inc. The partnership, announced today at a high-level conference for Gavi’s 2018 mid-term review, will use Parsyl’s advanced supply chain data platform to support Senegal and Uganda to track and monitor cold chain conditions while vaccines are being distributed within countries.

01 Dec 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.

01 Dec 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.

27 Nov 2018 description

Dans la région de Louga au nord du Sénégal, les éleveurs apprécient l’action de la FAO qui a fourni un total de 1 540 tonnes d’aliments pour bétail à 14 400 ménages pastoraux vulnérables en réponse au déficit fourrager au Sahel.

«Une bonne partie de mon troupeau a été décimée. Je ne connais pas le nombre de têtes de bétail que j’ai perdues en raison d’une mauvaise saison des pluies ayant causé un manque de fourrage pour nourrir le bétail», explique Mody Ba, éleveur dans la commune de Keur Momar Sarr, Louga.

01 Nov 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.

31 Oct 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.

26 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

A pan-African green belt may help beleaguered herders

Lucinda Rouse
Senegal-based freelance journalist covering West Africa

During the long dry season, the parched landscape around the village of Mbar Toubab in Senegal’s northwestern Louga region is almost entirely devoid of vegetation. For kilometres on end, the bush is slowly turning to desert, like the vast Sahara a little to the north. When the rains come, a carpet of grass miraculously appears and the trees grow leaves.

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