Senegal

The ICRC's Dakar delegation helps victims of violence in Casamance and Guinea-Bissau, and visits those detainees who fall under the ICRC's mandate. It supports the National Societies, promotes IHL among the armed forces and other weapon bearers and encourages implementation of IHL.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2018

  • 239
    families (nearly 1,4800 people) returning to their villages of origin in Casamance received quality seeds and, if necessary, equipment to improve agricultural production.
  • 1 127
    people in Casamance have had easy access to drinking water through the construction of 6 village wells and the installation of 4 hand pumps.
  • 2 940
    people in 14 villages in Casamance benefited from support for the construction of 150 new improved traditional latrines.
  • 4 100
    detainees, 67 of whom were registered and followed individually, were visited in 11 places of detention in Senegal. In Guinea Bissau, 10 detainees were registered and followed in three places of detention.
  • 10 478
    Cattle, sheep and goats have been treated against certain major animal diseases by veterinary auxiliaries supported by the ICRC.
  • 655
    people displaced by the conflict in Casamance received financial assistance to engage in income-generating activities.
  • 101
    families of missing migrants benefited from various forms of support, including psychosocial, in 52 localities in the regions of Tambacounda and Casamance.
  • 1 777
    members of the armed forces and the Gendarmerie in Senegal attended information sessions on international humanitarian law and the activities of the ICRC.