General information on Senegal

While other African nations frequently experience military coups and conflicts, Senegal has seen political stability since independence. Nonetheless, the number of poor people, particularly in rural areas, remains high. SOS Children's Villages is helping to protect children and young people affected by crippling poverty and commercial exploitation.

Young girls with SOS mother - photo: R. Fleischanderl
Young girls growing up together in the care of SOS Children’s Villages (photo: C. Ladavicius)
The Republic of Senegal is a country in western Africa Ivory, gold and slaves used to represent Senegal's main exports during the 17th and 18th century.


Kids playing with colours - photo: A. Bodian
The SOS Family Strengthening Programme supported this family so that they could stay together (photo: C. Ladavicius).