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Caritas Senegal

Caritas Senegal was established after the country’s independence in 1966 and officially recognised with the name “Secours Catholique, Caritas Senegal” on 10 November 1966. Since 1995, Caritas Senegal has also had the status of an NGO.

Senegal has 7 dioceses and 136 parishes. Direct beneficiaries number 522,517, while indirect beneficiaries amount to 2,612,585.

Jesus raises us to our feet, as an instrument of the social ministry of the Church of Senegal, to serve the integral development of humankind. To this end, we carry out programmes and projects connected with disaster risk management, striving for human development via access to water and sanitation, production and processing capacity building, migration management, and advocacy for the respect of human rights.

Caritas Senegal works in partnership with: the Senegalese government, Misereor, Secours Catholique (Caritas France), Caritas Spain, Caritas Germany, Caritas Italy, Caritas Austria, Hand Für Africa, USAID, the Belgian Development Agency, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Broderlik Delen, Missio Aachen, Kindermissionswerk Aachen, the European Union, KLB, Jean Paul II Foundation, FAO and WFP.

Caritas Updates from Senegal

  • Help Senegal battle hunger

Help Senegal battle hunger

  • 15 April 2014
Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.
  • Voices against poverty

Voices against poverty

  • 7 July 2011
The eight Millennium Development Goals represent the basic human dignities which everyone of us should have. They seek to reduce hunger and poverty in Senegal and everywhere else in the world. Caritas members are working hard towards the targets. Backing up their work on the ground with advocacy, Caritas Internationalis launched its web-based campaign "Voices Against Poverty" in Australia in September.
  • WSF: “dignified welcome for child migrants in Mali”

WSF: “dignified welcome for child migrants in Mali”

  • 11 February 2011
On 9 February at the WSF in Dakar, Secours Catholique and its partners held a workshop called "Migrants: give them a dignified welcome!" Bagayoko Seckna, coordinator of the Malian branch of the international NGO Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM), raised the issue of child migrants and their difficult living conditions.