2 May 2012
At the end of April, WFP launched its food assistance activities in Oukout in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal. In total, WFP aims to assist over 800,000 people in Senegal this year as part of its response to the food crisis in the Sahel region.
22 March 2012
In early March, Toshinori Sato of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries traveled to the Fatick region of central Senegal to visit the Projet Bas Fonds (PBF), a WFP supported project that helps communities reclaim unused land and increase agricultural production.
20 February 2012
Senegalese artist Ismael Lo is writing a song for WFP Senegal on the importance of consuming iodized salt as part of a month-long campaign to combat iodine deficiency in the country.
30 January 2012
For the third time in a decade, drought has returned to the Sahel region of West Africa bringing hunger to millions of people across the region. WFP is pre-positioning food assistance ahead of the annual lean season when the vulnerable – especially women and children – are most at risk of malnutrition.
11 January 2012
12 WFP aviation officers are now qualified to dispatch an aircraft after completing a five-week-long course in Dakar in December.
28 December 2011
Business is booming for Mouhamdou Boy Sow, a shopkeeper from Senegal who used to think he’d have to go abroad to find a better life. But a new programme to help families buy food from shops like his has helped turn around the local economy and given Mouhamdou a reason to stay home.
15 September 2011
In early September, WFP nutrition focal points and their government counterparts from 18 countries across West Africa gathered in Dakar for a four-day workshop.
6 September 2011
On 17 August, WFP West Africa Regional Director Thomas Yanga and Senegal Country Director Inge Breuer traveled to Fayil village in the Fatick region of Senegal to visit the anti-salt barrier and salt iodization projects taking place there. They received a warm welcome from the beneficiaries of both projects.
27 July 2011
Pandemics and large-scale disasters pose specific challenges to humanitarian emergency operations, especially in urban areas. Through a recent one-week pandemic simulation, WFP aimed to prepare countries in West Africa to face these challenges so that they can better assist vulnerable populations.
5 December 2010
More than 17,000 families living the urban slums of Senegal no longer have to choose between food and other necessities thanks to a new cash voucher programme that provides them with money to pay for groceries. The project is also a boon to local businesses, which have fallen on hard times amid the economic downturn.
- Rising temperatures devastating Africa’s small farmers Source: The Irish Times
- Sahel food insecurity threatens 10 million people in 2013 Source: Reuters/AlertNet
- Sahel: Malnourished to remain above one million in 2013 Source: IRIN
- Building Resilience Key to Restoring Sahel Food Security Source: VOA News
- Despite food assistance, Sahel food crisis still persists – UN agency Source: UN News Centre