17.3 million

Senegal is on the western-most edge of Africa’s coast. Its capital city, Dakar, stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 17 million people live in its sunny tropical climate and the economy is driven largely by the country’s natural resources.

people don't have clean water close to home.

That's seven in 50 people.

people don't have a decent toilet of their own.

That's two in five people.

children under the age of five die every year from diarrhoea

caused by dirty water, poor toilets and no hygiene facilities.

What does WaterAid do in Senegal?

Our team 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 team 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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