Despite a stable democracy and a growing economy, Senegal continues to face challenges, including massive unemployment, a simmering separatist movement and a population whose livelihoods are heavily affected by international food prices, droughts and a lack of resiliency. Tuberculosis, malnutrition, and inconsistent agricultural production further contribute to the susceptibility of Senegal's most vulnerable populations. Collectively, these factors help explain why Senegal remains in need of development assistance.
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In Senegal, CRS is helping communities identify lasting and effective ways to protect their natural resources, and create trust and respect. »»
A CRS project in Senegal shows communities how they can work together, resolve conflicts and improve their villages through economic activities. »»
Along multiple fronts and with strong partnerships, CRS pushes to counter a grim and too often fatal mosquito borne illness. »»
|Population:||13,300,410 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||75,955 sq. mi.; slightly smaller than South Dakota|
Catholic Relief Services has worked in Senegal for more than 50 years. In fact, CRS was one of the first international NGOs to begin work when Senegal gained independence. CRS' long-term presence has allowed us to respond effectively to changing conditions within the country. CRS has helped Senegalese through natural disasters, separatist violence, economic fluctuations and health epidemics. Working closely with various partners, CRS Senegal provides assistance in many sectors including disaster response, agriculture, health and peacebuilding.
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