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24 May 2016 description

During my recent visit to Mauritania, I had the opportunity to visit fistula patients at a hospital in Nouakchott. I was moved and impressed by their courage and resilience. It pains me deeply that this preventable and treatable condition still exists in our world, mainly affecting the poorest and most marginalized women and girls, causing them even greater suffering and isolation.

18 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17763-AFR/3379

Secrétaire général
Communiqués de presse

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le porte-parole du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon:

Le Secrétaire général se félicite de la libération, le 17 mai, des activistes des droits de l’homme, Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid et Brahim Ould Bilal, en Mauritanie suite à une décision de la Cour suprême.

18 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17763-AFR/3379

Secretary-General
Press Release

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision.

18 May 2016 description

Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

18 May 2016 description

Plus de quatre ans après l’escalade du conflit dans le Nord, un nouvel élan est nécessaire pour éviter que le Mali ne s’enlise dans une crise prolongée. La signature de l’accord pour la paix et la réconciliation en juin 2015 a ouvert la voie à une opportunité unique qu’il faut saisir maintenant.
Les communautés dont les vies ont été brisées par le conflit s’attendent à sentir dès que possible les effets positifs de la paix dans leur quotidien.

DES BESOINS HUMANITAIRES QUI PERSISTENT

18 May 2016 description
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In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

18 May 2016 description
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Four years after the escalation of conflict in the North, new momentum is required to avoid that Mali deteriorates into a protracted crisis. The signature of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in June 2015 opened a unique window of opportunity. If it is not seized, it will soon be too late. Communities whose lives were shattered by the conflict expect to see peace dividends as soon as possible.

Persisting Humanitarian Needs

13 May 2016 description

En 2015 le CICR a poursuivi son soutien pour l'amélioration des conditions de détention des personnes privées de libertés. Voici un compte rendu des activités déployées, entre autres les programmes, du rétablissement des liens familiaux, d'accès à l'eau potable et aux soins de santé, de protection et d'assistance aux détenus, de promotion du droit international humanitaire et des principes humanitaires, du soutien au Croissant-Rouge Mauritanien.

Voici un aperçu de l'action du CICR en Mauritanie en 2015 :

12 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 mai 2016 – Le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur l'extrême pauvreté et les droits de l'homme, Philip Alston, a déclaré mercredi que la stabilité de la Mauritanie dans une région volatile risquerait d'être compromise à moins que les bénéfices de la croissance ne soient plus équitablement répartis.

11 May 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 10 May 2016 -- In response to an invitation by the United Sates Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Director of the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye took part today in a briefing event on Instability in Africa in Washington D.C.

The two-part panel focused on ongoing threats in Africa’s so-called “Arc of Instability”, a region which encompasses the Sahel, the Lake Chad Region and the Horn of Africa.

10 May 2016 description
  • From the 17 April to the 1 May, 155 countries and territories participated in the historic trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, withdrawing the type two component of the vaccine to protect future generations against circulating vaccine derived polioviruses. Track the switch live.

07 May 2016 description

Nouakchott, Mauritanie | AFP | samedi 07/05/2016 - 21:55 GMT

Plusieurs milliers de militants de l'opposition mauritanienne ont manifesté samedi à Nouakchott pour proclamer leur rejet du projet de révision constitutionnelle annoncé le 3 mai par le président Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, qui prévoit la suppression du Sénat.

06 May 2016 description
report Voice of America

Katarina Hoije

May 05, 2016 11:57 AM

BAMAKO—

Another door may be closing for Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, this time in Africa.Mauritania was one of the last countries allowing free entry to Syrians. But in February, it too began demanding visas as officials in North Africa and the Sahel try to stem the flow of migrants and refugees traveling across the Sahara in hopes of reaching Europe.

03 May 2016 description

Nouakchott, Mauritanie | AFP | mardi 03/05/2016 - 13:30 GMT

Le président mauritanien Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, en déplacement dans le sud-est de son pays, a annoncé mardi un référendum constitutionnel, sans préciser de date, pour la suppression du Sénat, une institution qui "alourdit", selon lui, le processus d'adoption des lois en Mauritanie.

02 May 2016 description

Nouvelle initiative du CILSS et de la FAO pour renforcer l’impact des initiatives d’appui et le développement d’un outil consensuel de mesure de la résilience

01 May 2016 description

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP) distributed 774 tons of dates in Pakistan, Jordan and Mauritania.

King Salman Center has allocated 396 tons of dates for Pakistan, 306 tons for Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps in Jordan, and 72 tons of dates to Mauritania.

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.