This operation has been modified as per budget revision 3 (see below).
Senegal – a politically stable country in a region affected by multiple conflicts – adopted the Plan Sénégal Émergent in February 2014 to boost national economic growth and reduce poverty.
Along with other Sahelian countries, Senegal faces increasing climate shocks resulting in harvest deficits. Compounded by poverty prevalence of 47 percent, these shocks affect rural areas in particular, where alternative income-generating opportunities are scarce and 25 percent of the population was food-insecure in June 2013. Poverty and food insecurity are highest in the remote Casamance region, further burdened by continuing conflict, and eastern areas of the country.
Global acute malnutrition is stable or falling in eight of Senegal’s 14 regions; it remains high in four regions of the north and east, in two of which it exceeds the critical threshold.
Protracted relief and recovery operation 200681 is in line with the Plan Sénégal Émergent, the 2014–2016 Strategic Response Plan, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework and WFP’s Regional Roadmap for West Africa. It supports Strategic Objectives 2, 3 and 4, and Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 by: adopting a twin-track approach to address acute food insecurity in communities affected by shocks, combined with recovery and resilience support; treating global acute malnutrition where prevalence exceeds 10 percent and preventing it where it exceeds 15 percent; and strengthening national preparedness and response capacities with integrated early-warning systems and response tools.
WFP will work in partnership with the Government and its decentralized services, United Nations agencies, multilateral financial institutions, bilateral donors, the Senegalese Red Cross and non-governmental organizations.
This BR 03 to the Senegal PRRO 200681 extends the operation in time for 6 months from 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017. This extension in time will allow the country office under the leadership of the government to conduct a Zero Hunger Strategic Review in consultation with Non-Governmental Organisations, the civil society and donors.