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12 Aug 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone, 168 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

11 Aug 2017 description

Aleg, le 6 Avril 2017 : Ouverture de l’atelier de lancement de 16 projets communautaires au profit des populations de la Wilaya du Brakna dans le cadre du Programme AMCC, financé par l'Union Européenne.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 août 2017 – Suite à la publication des résultats du référendum portant sur les modifications de la Constitution de la Mauritanie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a appelé tous les Mauritaniens à « travailler ensemble pour approfondir l'Etat de droit et promouvoir la cohésion sociale et l'unité nationale ».

08 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18637

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

With regard to the constitutional referendum of 5 August in Mauritania, the Secretary-General encourages all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully, within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

The Secretary-General calls on all Mauritanians to work together to deepen the rule of law and promote social cohesion and national unity.

01 Aug 2017 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The funds recently received will allow WFP Mauritania to cater to the food and nutrition needs of 77,000 vulnerable Mauritanians during the lean season period and of 51,000 Malian refugees; but the country office still faces funding constraints for assistance until end of 2017.

  • WFP still requires USD 6.5 million for the lean season response, and USD 5.6 million for assistance to refugees until end of year.

19 Jul 2017 description

Early rainy season improves pastoral conditions and restarts agricultural activities

Key Messages

18 Jul 2017 description

In 2012, violent clashes in northern Mali have triggered important waves of displacement into Mauritania. Mbera refugee camp was established in the arid south-east region and now hosts over 51,000 Malian refugees.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, refugees continue to flee persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone 356 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

11 Jul 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Mauritania welcomes vital contributions worth US$5 million from the governments of Germany, Japan, the European Union (ECHO), France, Spain, and Monaco, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The money will help WFP provide cash and food transfers to some 77,000 Mauritanians during the peak of the lean season and throughout September, and improve nutrition and livelihoods in four of six regions where hunger and malnutrition are at the highest levels in the country: Assaba, Gorgol, Guidimakha and Hodh ech-Charghi.

11 Jul 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) en Mauritanie salue les contributions d'une valeur de 5 millions de dollars américains de la part de l’Allemagne, du Japon, de la France, de l’Espagne, de Monaco, du Royaume d’Arabie Saoudite et de l’Union Européenne (ECHO).

04 Jul 2017 description

La protection sociale contribue à réduire la vulnérabilité des ménages ruraux; elle est essentielle pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et réduire la pauvreté rurale. Le caractère prévisible des mécanismes de protection sociale aide les ménages à mieux gérer les risques et à s’investir dans des activités de subsistance plus rentables.

30 Jun 2017 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

27 Jun 2017 description

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development)is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.

23 Jun 2017 description

Fatimetou is the only woman among this year’s 18 recipients of DAFI scholarships at Nouakchott University, which enable young refugees to enrol in higher education.

By: Helena Pes in Nouakchott, Mauritania

The lecture hall is filled with students wearing colourful veils and turbans. Fatimetou’s eyes are focused on the English exam paper on the desk, her pen darting over the paper under the watchful eye of the supervisor.

22 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 298 Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2017

  • 5,971 New arrivals from Mali since September 2016

  • 5,588 Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 June 2017)

  • 13,976 Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1June2017)

  • 30L of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

  • USD 19.4 M Requested for the operation

  • 3.4M Funded

HIGHLIGHTS

20 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Le bon approvisionnement des marchés de consommation par les importations internationales de denrées alimentaires (blé, riz, farine de blé, sucre, huile, lait, thé) assure une bonne disponibilité alimentaire nationale malgré les baisses des productions agricoles nationales et des flux transfrontaliers maliens de céréales.

02 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • A total of 100,000 affected people (out of the 133,000 meant to receive assistance) are at risk of not receiving much needed food and cash assistance during the most difficult months of the approaching lean season (June-September), which can have negative impacts on their food security.

01 Jun 2017 description

Le Réseau de Systèmes d’Alerte Précoce Contre la Famine surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque FEWS NET pays et la région, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de tableaux indiquant les prix mensuels à la campagne en cours dans certains centres urbains et en permettant aux utilisateurs de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois les prix de cinq ans en moyenne, une indication des tendances saisonnières, et les prix l'année précédente.