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01 Dec 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in and around Mbera 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, 105 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

29 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Following torrential rains of 8-9 September, caused flooding in the town of Bassiknou, 1,300 km from Nouakchott, UNICEF joined other partners and local authorities in responding to the needs of 1,691 affected households (6,994 people) in the town of Bassiknou.

24 Oct 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera 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, 193 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

07 Oct 2018 description

La nette amélioration des conditions agropastorales réduit les niveaux de l’insécurité alimentaire

À PROPOS DE CE RAPPORT

25 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

538,400 projected persons in food crisis (source: Cadre Harmonisé projections IPC Phase 3 & 4 for 2018 lean season)

2.3 percent severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months (above WHO emergency level. Source: SMART 2017)

US$ 14.2* six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 43% of total needs for next six months

161,700 people assisted In June 2018

Strategic Update

23 Jul 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera 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 June alone, 12 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

17 Jul 2018 description

Strategic Update

• In May, the Ambassador of European Union visited Mbera camp to have a first-hand account of EU-funded interventions carried out by UNHCR. In the framework of the EU-UNHCR mission, the Ambassador also visited WFP food and nutrition related activities.

02 Jul 2018 description

La situation de la sécurité alimentaire se détériore dans le centre, le sud et le sud-est du pays

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les marchés de consommation soient bien approvisionnés en denrées alimentaires importées (riz, huile, sucre, thé, pâtes alimentaires), mais la hausse continue de leurs prix, depuis le mois de Ramadan (mai) limite leur accès aux ménages pauvres. Les revenus saisonniers de ces derniers sont réduits par la chute des prix des animaux et l’absence d’activités rurales saisonnières génératrices de revenus.

23 Jun 2018 description
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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 May alone, 321 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.

21 Jun 2018 description

Summary of adjustments made to the emergency plan of action:

The operational strategy changes as follow:

  • The emergency food assistance activities focus now only in the four communes on the department of Magta Lahjar (Oud Amour, Sangrave, Magta Lahjar and Djonabe bordering Barkeole). Such activities will not be implemented in the department of Barkeole anymore as the CSA (Commissariat a la Sécurité Alimentaire from the Government of Mauritania) and the WFP are already covering this area.

12 Jun 2018 description

I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

01 Jun 2018 description

The Appeal

The Mauritanian Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are appealing for resources to bring food security, nutrition and livelihoods support to 17,400 people affected by Mauritania’s worsening food insecurity crisis – the worst in five years.

  • 1.69 million Swiss francs needed

  • 17,400 people to be supported

Snapshot

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.

15 May 2018 description

Préface

Depuis janvier 2012, la situation d’insécurité persistante au nord du Mali continue de provoquer des afflux massifs de réfugiés maliens en Mauritanie.

En réponse à cet afflux, en consultation avec le Ministère de l’Intérieur et de la Décentralisation, le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés a établi un camp à Mbera (département de Bassikounou), dans la région semi-aride du Hodh Echargui. À présent, le camp abrite plus de 53 000 réfugiés recevant une protection et une assistance du HCR et de ses partenaires.

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.

28 Mar 2018 description

Situation analysis

  • 60 percent increase in the estimated number of people at risk of food insecurity – from 4.2 to about 6.8 million people

  • 1.6 million cases of children with severe acute malnutrition – 46 percent increase from 2017 estimates in worst-case scenario

  • 2.5 million pastoralists and agropastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance

Introduction

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.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The joint 2018 humanitarian response plan was shared with the Mauritanian Government in late January. The Government will intervene alongside humanitarian partners in the response to the 2018 food crisis.

  • Urgent funding of USD 4.6 million (61 percent) is needed to provide first-response to some 76,000 vulnerable Mauritanians during the early lean-season phase (March-May), with a package of general distributions and nutrition assistance.