The year 2021 was marked by the consequences of the COVID-19 health crisis, which, although contained, had a severe impact on Senegal's economy.
Fundraising opportunities were also limited in 2021 for legal and development programs. This is due to the fact that the majority of funds were channeled towards humanitarian responses during and after COVID.
On the political front, high levels of tension led to clashes between populations across the country in March 2021. There was a particularly large mobilization of adolescents and youth during these social protests, which resulted in 11 deaths. The basic demands of these social protestors were:
- Youth unemployment
- Corruption of public systems.
- Inequality reinforced by unequal power dynamics