70% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector

Région : West Africa

Capital : Dakar

Population : 15,7 million (2018)

SIF mission : since 2008

Regions :Dakar and Tambacounda

Programs : Food Security & Livelihoods and Child Welfare

Humanitarian context

Food crises in the Sahelian belt, caused by alternating drought and flooding, affect parts of Senegal, while 70% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector.

The deterioration of the livelihoods of families has implications for children's schooling and nutrition. The vulnerability of children in a country where 55% of the population is under 18 is strong. About 290,000 children attend Coranic schools (daara) outside the school system.

Contexte humanitaire Sénégal

Our actions

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Food security and livelihoods in the Tambacounda region

Improvement of agricultural production (seeds, tools), support for market gardening, rice cultivation and crop conservation and livestock farming; establishment of village development committee, financial support and capacity building in a revenue-generating activity.

Support for the well-being of children in the Dakar region

Covering primary needs, improving the living and learning environment, supporting their socio-professional integration through training for Talibé children and orphans.

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Seasonal projects to support food security (Dakar and Tambacounda)

Distribution of food parcels for Ramadan and sheep for Eid (purchased from FIS-supported women farmers' groups)

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For the benefit of children housed in reception centers in Dakar.

Publication : 03 Janvier 2019