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18 Oct 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-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.

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%

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

15 Mar 2016 description

Highlights

  • In February 2016, UNHCR received a generous contribution of 3 million USD from the Government of Japan to assist more than 50,000 displaced Malians who found refuge in Mauritania as well as the Mauritanian host population around Mbera camp. Thanks to this contribution, 16% of UNHCR’s financial needs in Mauritania is covered. Additional support is urgently needed in 2016 in order to allow UNHCR and its partners to continue cover refugees’ essential needs and to strengthen its self-reliance programmes for refugees.

16 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • In 2015, earmarked contributions to UNHCR’s operation in Mauritania covered 20% of the needs. While the organization is grateful to its donors, increased support is needed in 2016 in order to allow UNHCR and its partners to cover essential needs in Mberra camp and to strengthen its investment in self-reliance programmes for refugees.

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2015, earmarked contributions to UNHCR’s operation in Mauritania covered 20% of the needs. While the organization is grateful to its donors, increased support is needed in 2016 in order to allow UNHCR and its partners to cover essential needs in Mberra camp and to strengthen its investment in self-reliance programmes for refugees.

20 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Mauritania has maintained its borders open to new arrivals of asylum seekers in the country, UNHCR continues to cooperate with the Mauritanian authorities in order to strengthen protection for refugees and asylum seekers in Mauritania.

  • In October, the Government of Belgium generously contributed EUR 1.25 million to UNHCR’s operation in Mauritania, thus allowing the organization to strengthen its health and food security assistance.

14 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Mauritania has maintained its borders open to new arrivals of asylum seekers in the country, UNHCR continues to cooperate with the Mauritanian authorities in order to strengthen protection for refugees and asylum seekers in Mauritania.

  • To this end, a protection workshop was carried out by UNHCR on 6 August 2015 for 12 Mauritanian civil servants in charge of national registration centers.

06 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • In January, UNHCR completed the first phase of the de-activation exercise that started in December 2014. The first phase concerned 9,382 individuals (3,224 families) in Mberra camp where no individuals were registered as Malians in the national database of the Agence Nationale du Registre des Populations et des Titres Sécurisés.

01 Dec 2014 description

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Working environment

  • Following the conflict that erupted in northern Mali in 2012, by mid-August 2013, 72,000 Malian refugees had sought refuge in Mauritania and were settled in a wellequipped refugee camp in the remote south-east area of the country. UNHCR is progressively moving out of the emergency response phase, with the number of arrivals having shrunk to an average of 13 refugees a day in August 2013, from a peak of 1,000 to 1,500 in early 2012.

09 Jun 2009 description

Prague, 9 June 2009 - A ministerial troika meeting between Nigeria and the European Union (EU) was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 9 June 2009, under the Co-chairs of His Excellency Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic on Nigeria, and His Excellency Mr Jan Kohout, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The EU Troika included Mr. Manuel Lopez Blanco, Director for Western and Central Africa, Caribbean and OCTs of the European Commission and Mr.