Senegal Emergency Food Aid Operation 2020

Published : November 2020

This operation was conducted as part of Senegal’s Response Plan to Covid-19 in 2020. With a budget of 69 billion CFA francs (EUR 105 million) for the purchase of 146 000 tonnes of foodstuffs, it is by far the biggest food assistance operation conducted by Senegal, benefiting almost half the population. Almost all the food kits (1.06 million) were distributed successfully. The operation was repeated for 100 000 additional households (phase 2). A food kit consisted of 100 kg of rice, 10 litres of oil, 10 kg of pasta, 10 kg of sugar, and 18 300-gramme cakes of soap. This measure went a long way towards preventing populations in crisis from reaching a tipping point.

Countries : Senegal

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Health, Social protection

Scale : National

Langs : English

See also

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