FROM THE FIELD: Painting the post-pandemic world in Senegal

22 June 2020

A group of mural artists in Senegal is painting its vision of how the world may look after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, whilst providing important information about how, in the meantime, to stay safe from the deadly virus.

A street artist's supplies., by Delphine Buysse

Ten muralists from the capital, Dakar, have been supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union, to depict issues relating to social distancing, stigmatization and the fight against misinformation.

Their messages are targeting young people and others in two of the city’s busiest neighborhoods.

On 19 June, the West African country had 5,475 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 76 deaths.

Read more here about how the muralists are spreading positive messages through art.

 

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