Senegal is marked by chronic vulnerabilities and
seasonal risks, particularly in the north and east, where food insecurity is
high and acute malnutrition rates regularly exceed emergency thresholds.
- The latest Cadre Harmonisé, a tool used by the
governments and humanitarian agencies in West Africa to assess population
needs, shows that 320 000 people are currently in crisis phase in terms of food
insecurity. This figure could rise to 750 000 during the peak of the lean
- In Senegal, the Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil
Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) supports the treatment of 20
400 severely undernourished children under 5 years of age, equivalent to 17% of
children affected by the most severe and life-threatening form of malnutrition.