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20 Mar 2015 description

Mauritania - On 17 March, IOM Mauritania facilitated a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling for selected border officials at the Headquarters of the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) in Nouakchott.

19 Mar 2015 description
report British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has pledged more than half a million pounds to help people caught up in a growing and underreported crisis in Africa. Countries across the Sahel, an area stretching from Eritrea on the Red Sea to Senegal on the Atlantic coast, are experiencing acute food shortages brought on by the late onset of rains. Estimates suggest that more than 24 million people are affected. The situation is further compounded by separate conflicts in Nigeria, Central African Republic and Mali.

Background to the crisis

17 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.

16 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 16 mars 2015 – Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd'hui un financement d'un total de 22 millions de dollars en vue de renforcer la gestion, la gouvernance et le traitement de la pêche en Mauritanie et en Guinée.

06 Mar 2015 description

Mauritania - IOM Mauritania and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement to implement a project that will enhance border management and better protection of communities along the Mauritania and Mali border.

The 24-month USD 3 million project: “Enhancing the Collective Capacity for Managing Borders and for Protecting Border Communities between Mauritania and Mali” seeks to facilitate greater cooperation between the governments of Mauritania and Mali.

05 Mar 2015 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.

26 Feb 2015 description

Nouakchott, 10/02/2015 - Le FNUAP a remis, mardi à Nouakchott, au ministère de la santé, un don de matériel destiné à renforcer les efforts du gouvernement mauritanien dans la prévention du virus Ebola.

Ce matériel d'une valeur de plus de 10 millions d'ouguiyas comprend des tenus spécifiques pour les agents de santé, des équipements pour les sages-femmes et agents des maternités en plus de consommables.

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.

16 Feb 2015 description

Bruxelles, 16 février 2015

En 2015, l'Union européenne fournira 156 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire à la région du Sahel, où près de 20 millions d'êtres humains ignorent d'où viendra leur prochain repas et où plus de cinq millions d'enfants souffrent de malnutrition aiguë. Le Royaume-Uni contribue à hauteur de 45 millions d'euros à ce financement de l'Union européenne en faveur du Sahel, qui doit permettre de relever les défis humanitaires dans la région.

16 Feb 2015 description

Summary: 16 February 2015, Brussels - EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet the increasing needs in the Sahel region

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don't know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union's funding for the Sahel with €45 million to respond to the humanitarian challenges in the region.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 Février 2015) : Robert Piper, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel a présenté aujourd’hui à Dakar l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2015. Le plan cherche à mobiliser 1,96 milliards de dollars pour fournir une assistance humanitaire vitale à des millions de personnes affectées par les crises au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Gambie, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Nigéria, au Tchad, et au Sénégal.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 February 2015): Robert Piper, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel presented the Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2015 in Dakar today. The plan calls for US$1.96 billion to bring vital assistance to millions of people affected by crises in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

15 Feb 2015 description

Paris, France – « Confronté à des défis complexes pour la paix, la stabilité et le développement, le Sahel nécessite une approche régionale et une coalition de toutes les bonnes volontés pour mettre fin à l’insécurité », a annoncé Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, Directrice adjointe du bureau Régional pour l’Afrique du PNUD, lors du lancement par la France du projet d’Appui à la coopération transfrontalière au Sahel (ACTS).

14 Feb 2015 description

Paris – “The Sahel faces complex challenges to peace, stability and development,” said Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, the Deputy Regional Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, as France launched the Sahel Cross-Border Cooperation Assistance Programme (ACTS). “To end insecurity, the region requires a regional approach and a coalition of the willing.”

13 Feb 2015 description

USD 116 million are sought to protect livelihoods and support agricultural activities

13 February 2014, Dakar, Senegal – About 20 million people are still affected by food insecurity in the Sahel, and are likely to see their situation deteriorate rapidly in 2015. Among them, 2.6 million people already require urgent food assistance.

13 Feb 2015 description

13/02/2015

Aminata Diagne Barre, Information and Communication Assistant for West Africa, ECHO

The Sahel is facing various crises simultaneously – from food insecurity and malnutrition to conflict and epidemics. Humanitarians are constantly adapting to the evolving situation and try to find adequate responses to the needs of the population. In this post, our colleague Aminata Diagne Barre tells about some EU-funded actions undertaken to fight malnutrition in Mauritania.

13 Feb 2015 description

Le secrétaire général du ministère de l'intérieur et de la décentralisation, M. Mohamed El Hady Macina, a présidé le 29 janvier 2015 à Nouakchott l’inauguration du centre de veille, d'alerte et de conduite des crises (COVACC) en Mauritanie.

Le centre fait partie intégrante d’un dispositif national de gestion des crises et du suivi des catastrophes. Le projet couvre, dans sa première étape, Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Rosso et Néma avant de se généraliser sur toute l'étendue du territoire national.