Senegal Humanitarian Emergency

A mother and daughter laughing.
UNFPA/Nils Elzenga

Senegal's humanitarian needs are driven mainly by recurring floods during the rainy season and food insecurity, both of which are exacerbated by the effects of climate change. The country also hosts a high number of refugees originating mostly from Mauritania. In instances of displacement, women and girls are more vulnerable to exploitation and violence and are often unable to access life-saving health care. UNFPA works to improve awareness of and access to sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 15.1 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

620,000
155,000
24,800
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Senegal

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    3
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    167
    Number of safe spaces
    14
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    28
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.