- UNHCR Mauritania Operational Update as of 16 September 2016
- FEWS Mauritanie : Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire - Août 2016
- FAO Triangle of Hope 2015 (Mauritania) – A policy brief
Appeals & Funding
- Aperçu des besoins humanitaires 2016
- Plan de réponse humanitaire 2014 - 2016 (novembre 2015)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016 - Sahel (Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal)
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:
1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.
Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.
Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)
Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week
Africa Weather Hazards
Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.
Continued adequate moisture conditions raise hopes for average to above-average harvest
The Intertropical Front (ITF) started its southward retreat in early September but it remains either at or north of its average position, which could mean a normal to longer growing period.
From early July until mid-September, mostly average to above-average rainfall that has been well-distributed over time has fallen throughout most of the region (Figures 1 and 2), which is ensuring good growing conditions.
106.7 M required for 2016
33.3 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements
73.4 M funding gap for the Mali Situation
WFP has a 6-month net funding requirement totaling USD 16.8 million for both the PRRO and CP. Without additional resources, WFP will be forced to suspend its operations at the end of September leaving over 416,000 vulnerable Mauritanians in need of food and nutritional assistance. Moreover, if no additional funding is received, WFP will be forced to further reduce its food and nutritional assistance to Malian refugees.
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016
New arrivals from Mali in 2016
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 September 2016)
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 September 2016)
of potable water available per person per day
USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2017
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