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17 Oct 2018 description

The Government of Senegal co-chaired a workshop with UNHCR on the multiyear, multi-partner (MYMP) protection solutions strategy to integrate long-staying refugees into the national system

At the end of July, 837 urban-based refugee were verified, including 132 asylum seekers and 40 persons not of concern to UNHCR. The exercise targeted refugees in Dakar and Thiès from 21 to 28 July 2018

Five (5) Mauritanian refugees in mixed marriages with the Senegalese nationals received their nationality certificates in conformity with UNHCR’s durable solutions

12 Jul 2018 description

UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.

The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.

All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.

29 Jul 2017 description

As of 30 June 2017, there were 17,878 persons under UNHCR mandate in Senegal. The Senegal operation is working to find durable solutions for them.*

The voluntary repatriation of 10 Central Africans, 6 Ivorians and 4 Gambians in April enabled those refugees and asylum seekers to regain their dignity.

Advocacy for the acceptance of Mauritanian refugees by their government continues. 3,135 Mauritanian refugees are still willing to return home.

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22 Jun 2012 description
report Caritas

Dakar, la capitale économique et culturelle du Sénégal, est à la fois un pôle d’attraction pour de nombreux ruraux sur la paille et pour des étrangers en péril socioprofessionnel, voire craignant pour leur vie, espérant trouver ici une terre d’asile.

Ils sont Ivoiriens, Congolais (Congo-Kinshasa), Guinéens, Libériens... Originaires d’une trentaine de pays, ces hommes et ces femmes marqués par les épreuves vécues là-bas et en cours de route deviennent à Dakar des clandestins et des Sdf à la merci d’une rafle ou d’un contrôle d’identité.

31 Aug 2009 description


- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people.