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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Caritas – Point d’Accueil pour Réfugiés et Immigrés (PARI)
http://www.caritas.sn/Point-d-accueil-pour-refugies-et-immigres-Caritas-au-service-des-migrants_a390.html (page in French)
Km 2, Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop B.P. 5915 Dakar – Senegal
Tel.:+221 33 822 01 53
Fax: 33 822 61 87
Contact person: Aloise Sarr
Point d’Accueil pour Réfugiés et Migrants is a branch of Caritas Senegal. They support refugees in Dakar who have fled the country and been forced to return. This support comes in the form of listening, orientation and basic elementary aid.
Office Africaine pour le Développement et la Coopération (OFADEC)
Over the past 12 years, OFADEC has worked with refugees the management of camps, health and education, micro-projects for women, agricultural projects and repatriation. It has fed and education thousands of Mauritanian refugees.
OFADEC has also worked with approximately 2,000 urban refugees in Senegal. OFADEC’s activities include assistance, education and training, health
In addition, OFADEC has worked with refugees from Guinea-Bissau in Dakar. It worked to allow several thousand refugees to repatriate by boat and road.
All of OFADEC’s refugee programs have been carried out in collaboration with UNHCR or UMCOR, which has supported OFADEC’s income generating projects for refugees in rural areas since 1990.
International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) – Senegal
Po Box: 47292-Liberte
IRRI Senegal works with networks of advocates to identify the key challenges facing vulnerable communities and collaborates to advance changes in law, policy and practice.
Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO)
RADDHO operates a counseling and legal services centre for refugees and IDPs. The centre provides orientation for asylum seekers upon their arrival to Senegal and provides legal guidance throughout the asylum seeking process.
RADDHO has also carried out investigative missions in refugee camps in Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau to monitor camp conditions and the protection of refugees and human rights. In addition to producing reports on the conditions of refugees, RADDHO has been active in calling international attention to refugee issues in Africa and to advocating refugee rights such as freedom of expression, and freedom from forced repatriation. RADDHO has also become more extensively involved in protecting the economic, social and cultural rights of refugees and IDPs in Senegal through the provision of humanitarian assistance within a human rights framework.
Finally, RADDHO has agreed to host the WARIPNET Secretariat. The Secretariat has its own offices and is staffed by a coordinator and an assistant.
West African Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Network (WARIPNET)
Centre de Bopp, Av Cheikh Amadou Bamba, Dakar – Senegal BP 15246
Contact Person: Sadikh Niass
Tel: +221 338785450 or +221 776338713
WARIPNET is a coalition of NGOs in West Africa who have come together to advocate for the rights of refugees in the region. The network’s membership is diverse, including direct service organisations, grassroots political activists, human rights organisations and lawyers. The Network aims to strengthen the impact of its members by facilitating the exchange of experiences between member organisations dealing with different issues relating to refugee protection, working to build and promote a shared platform of action and working to highlight issues of concern to West Africa on the international stage.