Providing Food and Nutritional Assistance in Senegal – Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: January 14, 2021 - March 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada (100%)
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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Senegal - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (25.00 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (12.50 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (7.50 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (30.00 %)

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This project aims to help vulnerable populations cope with the negative effects of COVID 19 and the restrictions put in place by the Senegalese government to fight it. This project seeks to help vulnerable households avoid resorting to negative coping strategies, minimize the risk of acute malnutrition and prevent micronutrient deficiencies from being exacerbated in pregnant and lactating women. This project also helps stabilize and improve immediate access to the nutritious foods required, so that beneficiaries can truly participate in the project initiatives. Project activities include the following: (1) distributing unconditional cash transfers to targeted beneficiaries during the hunger gap and during the COVID 19 crisis; (2) providing mothers of students associations with training and capacity-building sessions to increase income-generating activities and boost their incomes; and (3) improving farmers’ access to food security by providing assistance to create community assets. This project expects to reach 8 regions and 20 departments, as well as 806,188 beneficiaries.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved food security among vulnerable populations; (2) improved nutritional security among pregnant and breastfeeding women, and among children under 5 in Senegal; and (3) increased resilience among populations and communities experiencing food insecurity who are exposed to climate shocks and other hazards.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Sub Projects

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