Caritas Senegal, the offspring of Secours Catholique, Caritas France, was created after the country’s independence in 1966 and officially recognized under the name “Secours Catholique, Caritas Sénégal” on November 10th 1966. Since 1995, Secours Catholique, Caritas Senegal has also had NGO status.
Senegal has 7 dioceses and 136 parishes. Direct beneficiaries number 522,517 while indirect beneficiaries number 2,612,585.
With Jesus who puts man on his feet, as an instrument of the social pastoral of the Church in Senegal, to serve the integral growth of man. To this end, Caritas Senegal is actively involved in programs and projects related to risk and disaster management, the fight for human development through access to water and sanitation, the strengthening of production and transformation capacities, the management of the migration phenomenon and advocacy for the respect of human rights.
Caritas Senegal works in partnership with: the State of Senegal, Misereor, Secours Catholique-Caritas France, Caritas Spain, Caritas Germany, Caritas Italiana, Caritas Austria, Hand Für Africa, USAID, BELGIAN cooperation, CRS, Broderlik Delen, Missio Aachen, Kindermissionswerk Aachen, European Union, KLB, John Paul II Foundation, FAO, WFP.