Région : West Africa
Capital : Dakar
Population : 15,7 million (2018)
Regions :Dakar and Tambacounda
Programs : Food Security & Livelihoods and Child Welfare
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.
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.
Covering primary needs, improving the living and learning environment, supporting their socio-professional integration through training for Talibé children and orphans.
Distribution of food parcels for Ramadan and sheep for Eid (purchased from FIS-supported women farmers' groups)
For the benefit of children housed in reception centers in Dakar.