30 May 2013: New surveys by the UN estimate that hundreds of thousands of people are food insecure in Senegal. Last year’s UN investigations estimated that 255,600 children aged between 6 and 59 months were suffering from moderate acute malnutrition, whereas another 31,900 pregnant and lactating women and 38,900 children under age 5 were suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Floods in August 2012 and soaring food prices have exacerbated the food insecurity situation in Senegal.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF provides $7 million in response to food assistance in Senegal
11 April 2012: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given US$7 million to four UN agencies to provide emergency food aid for most food insecure people in Senegal.