29 February 2012
Food insecure households are found mostly in areas where agricultural production was low due to the inadequate spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall during the 2011 rainy season. Food insecure households’ percentage is higher in Casamance than in the rest of the country, with all of visited households (100%) in Ziguinchor ZAR facing food insecurity, and nearly three quarters (71.4%) of them experiencing severe phases of it. Prevalence in Kolda and Sédhiou areas are respectively 87.5% and 84.4%. Apart from Casamance, prevalence in some regions such as Kédougou, Fatick (Tattaguine Rural Council), Kaolack and Saint Louis is at least 50%.
30 June 2010
Recurrent flooding is one of the most serious problems that Senegal has been facing over the last years, making it a serious concern for the Government. At the end of August 2009, heavy rainfall once again caused serious flooding in Senegal, particularly in Dakar but also in the rest of the country. The flooding was not caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall but rather due to unfavorable existing conditions and the lack of a functioning stormwater drainage system. According to Government figures about 360,000 people were directly affected.
A Post Disaster Need Assessment (PDNA) was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior, from October 26 to November 13, 2009. The assessment was conducted by a joint team consisting of representatives of the Government of the Republic of Senegal and members of the international community, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies and the European Commission. It was funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) with the support of the Governments of Luxembourg and Sweden, United Nations agencies and other technical and financial partners.
31 August 2008
This report focuses on the availability of food including the access and the use of food at household level in Senegal during August 2008. The report identifies areas where food security has been most affected and indicates populations concerned.
31 October 2007
This assessment was used to provide the information base for the preparation of interventions in 2008 by means of a possible protracted relief and recovery in 2008. It provides useful information for monitoring the impact of their activities in the area.