Senegal

The regional delegation of the ICRC in Dakar assists victims of violence in Casamance and Guinea-Bissau and visits detainees.
We support the Red Cross Societies, promote international humanitarian law and encourage his implementation.
We are making the voices of people affected by armed conflict heard through advocacy with political decision-makers and civil society.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2019

  • 3 383
    people, including weapon bearers, lawyers, political and community leaders, students and journalists attended information sessions on IHL and the ICRC.
  • 819
    vulnerable people received financial support in order to meet their basic needs.
  • 17
    villages received equipment and treatment products to fight against the fall-armyworm and for crop protection.
  • 1 000
    villagers have better access to drinking water thanks to the construction of 8 hydraulic wells.
  • 480
    village women benefit from water points with solar systems in their market gardens, reducing the risk of exposure.
  • 100
    volunteers from the National Red Cross of Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde have contributed to the ICRC's humanitarian activities.
  • 6 507
    detainees visited in 12 places of detention in Senegal, 2 places in The Gambia and 2 places in Guinea-Bissau.
  • 101
    families of missing migrants received various forms of support, including psychosocial support.