The National Coalition of Associations and NGOs for Children (CONAFE Senegal) bows to the memory of the deceased babies, expresses its deepest concern and calls on the State of Senegal, its partners and all those involved in child protection. childhood, she indicates in a press release published this Friday.
“The ongoing investigations must continue with the greatest rigor to shed light on this issue but also so that all responsibilities are located,” adds the document.
In recent days, CONAFE underlines, traumatic images and videos featuring young children have been widely distributed through social networks. And since Thursday, December 20, 2023, it has been established that they were taken at the SOS Nursery “Keur Yeurmandé” whose designated person in charge is Ndella Madior Diouf.
“Images of fragile babies, some with signs of respiratory distress, are all the more shocking because they are shared without even hiding their faces, thus violating their rights. “This still poses the problem of the functioning and monitoring of child protection systems that Conafe continues to alert,” we read in the text.
The NGO once again recalls the “need for close monitoring, stricter surveillance and regulation of reception structures and urges the authorities to identify all nurseries and make arrangements with dedicated structures to better protection of these innocent and vulnerable infants or, failing that, by ensuring closure.”