Senegal
Capital:
Dakar
Population:
15 million
Area:
196,712
km2

The COVID-19 pandemic requires a global response. 4 in 10 households worldwide still don’t have soap and water, meaning people cannot wash their hands to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Thanks to our supporters and partners, we are getting emergency clean water and handwashing essentials to vulnerable people across 26 countries. Together we are making a bigger difference.

Our global response to COVID-19

Senegal is on the westernmost edge of Africa’s coast – its capital city, Dakar, stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean.

The country is known across West Africa for its dedicated culture of oral history, and throughout the world for its music. More than 15 million people live in its sunny tropical climate, the economy driven largely by the country’s natural resources.

people don't have clean water close to home

people don't have access to a decent toilet

children under 5 die every year from poor sanitation

What does WaterAid do in Senegal?

Our office in Dakar works to strengthen WaterAid’s impact and visibility in West Africa. It builds relationships with local governments and decision-makers who share our vision. Working this way brings people together, encouraging collaboration so that many voices can be heard and an even bigger impact can be made. Together, we are changing millions of lives.

The office is also responsible for providing support, advice and guidance to all our staff and partners delivering services in countries throughout the region.

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