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At the westernmost point of mainland Africa, Senegal is often regarded as one of the continent’s success stories. It has remained relatively stable and retains good diplomatic and economic relations with western countries; yet daily life is still a struggle for many Senegalese.

While poverty is improving, over half of rural people and a third of the urban population live below the poverty line. The country has high under-five and maternal mortality rates, where lack of food is a significant factor.

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Download our Welsh language Crazy Climate poster full of facts, stories and pictures about climate change.

Download our Crazy Climate poster full of facts, stories and pictures about climate change.

This information sheet gives you more details about droughts covered in the Crazy Climate poster.

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Christian Aid Sahel is based in Bamako, Mali, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. We also draw on the expertise of colleagues from other Christian Aid teams across Africa and the world, as well as INGO networks.

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