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Senegal

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Senegal
World Vision in Africa: Senegal

Senegal sits on the westernmost point on the African continent. A former French colony, it was a trading and transport centre for the export of slaves, gold and ivory from Africa during the 17th and 18th centuries.

See the communities World Vision works with in Senegal:

1. Thiappy Go to Communtiy page 2. Kounkane Go to Communtiy page 3. Kandia Go to Communtiy page 4. Paroumba Go to Communtiy page
 
5. Salemata Go to Communtiy page 6. Saraya Go to Communtiy page 7. Diamagadio Go to Communtiy page  
Senegal National Map

Fighting Ebola

Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa. Transmissions rates have slowed down and new cases of infection are now rare, but the virus has affected local economies and families will need much longer to recover from the epidemic.

Fortunately, not one sponsored children has contracted the disease.

World Vision has helped communities in the region fight Ebola, especially in Sierra Leone. We taught people ways control the spread of the virus and provided frontline and health workers the necessary training and equipment to combat the disease. We are now focusing on long-term recovery programs to support children’s well-being.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Senegal 65/1000 60 Years 69% $1,050 75% 41% 75,954 12,434,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Senegal ranks 166th out of 182 countries on the Human Development Index
  • More than half of the population lives on less than $2 a day
  • One in four people in Senegal lack safe drinking water
  • About 16% of children under five are chronically malnourished

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