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21 May 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In April alone, 768 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

16 Apr 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 55,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In March alone, 928 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

19 Mar 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 53,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In February alone, 1,898 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In January alone, 1,187 new arrivals were registered in Mbera. As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

17 Jan 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In December alone, 104 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

15 Dec 2017 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In November alone, 482 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, funding gaps may have a dire impact on the continuation of activities in 2018.

16 Nov 2017 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 689 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

25 Oct 2017 description

Rainfall deficits in September in Mauritania and Senegal may affect crops

KEY MESSAGES

  • The seasonal rainfall has been globally average to above average (Figure 1 and Figure 2) over most of the region, but September rainfall has been below average over most of the Sahelian zone with pockets of severe deficits in areas of Senegal, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.

18 Oct 2017 description
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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-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

10 Oct 2017 description

In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over 51,000 Malian refugees in the arid south-east region where Mbera refugee camp was established in 2012.

UNHCR protects and assists over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, mostly from Central Africa, Syria and Côte d’Ivoire.

Security in northern Mali is still volatile and largescale returns are not expected. Protracted displacement places considerable pressure on the limited local resources.

19 Sep 2017 description
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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.

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

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.

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.

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

17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

09 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

4,065
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,869
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 December 2016)

12, 586
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 December 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016
USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

16 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

3,292
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,422
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 November 2016)

11, 889
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 November 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

16 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since August, UNHCR observed a new wave of arrivals from northern Mali, which progressively increased to reach a peak between end of September and early October, when more than 300 people arrived in less than two weeks. This represents a fourfold increase compared to the total number of new arrivals over the last 8 months. In total, UNHCR registered 394 people between August and early October. While influxes keep occurring, new arrivals are assisted with emergency food, shelter and basic items.

20 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

112
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,433
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 September 2016)

11, 547
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 September 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

15 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

112
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,433
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 August 2016)

11,449
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 August 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

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