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December 8, 2020

In recent years, there has been an extraordinary increase in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which threatens to wipe out all the efforts made by the Government of Senegal and the actors involved in the sustainable management of fisheries. This form of fishing causes a loss for Senegal estimated at 150 billion CFA francs (US$272 million) per year. It also contributes to overfishing, and the loss of biodiversity and livelihoods.

COVID-19 decontamination of a household in Touba, Diourbel region
September 14, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting the Government of Senegal’s efforts to decontaminate and disinfect treatment centers and households of COVID-19 positive cases. The USAID Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) activity, is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Action to support its Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures of the country’s COVID-19 response plan.

The Deputy Director of the USAID Health Office, Ms. Ramatoulaye Dioume, presenting a sample of the products to the Minister of Health and Social Action, Mr. Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, during the symbolic handover ceremony.
August 28, 2020

The United States continues to work closely with the Government of Senegal to ensure a comprehensive COVID-19 response fostering both public and private sector involvement. The U.S. Agency for International Development recently donated nearly $100,000 (55 million FCFA) worth of materials to support Senegal’s fight against COVID-19, including masks, gloves, and other essential protective equipment, as well as antiseptic products. This donation, specifically destined for 250 private sector service delivery points, is being distributed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Private Health Sector Alliance, or ASPS (Alliance du Secteur Privé de la Santé).

A community relay part of the Xeex Corona team giving a reusable mask to a youth after explaining the barrier measures. SunuElection, USAID
August 13, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), continues supporting the Government of Senegal’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. USAID’s Democracy and Governance program is working with civil society organizations to  launch “Xeex Corona”  (“fight coronavirus” in Wolof), a new, youth-led COVID-19 community engagement campaign targeting marketplaces, mosques, and households in Dakar, the epicentre of the pandemic in Senegal.

Ms. Elise Sophie Sagna, USAID/Saabuñinmaa coordinator, symbolically handing a bottle of vegetable oil to the Sub-Prefect of Niaguis as the Mayor of Adeane, Ibrahima Diedhiou, looks on
August 12, 2020

The U.S. Government is supporting the Government of Senegal’s efforts to resettle people returning to their villages after being displaced by the Casamance conflict. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Democracy, Rights and Governance program is providing 7 million FCFA of essential items to ensure the health and safety of residents returning to Bissine, and citizens of Singhere Diola relocating to Kaour for security reasons. The distributed items include food kits and basic materials for the construction of temporary shelters.