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19 Dec 2018 description

The United States deported 98 Mauritanians this year, compared to just eight in 2017

By Nellie Peyton

NOUAKCHOTT, DEC 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had fled.

06 Nov 2018 description

Mexico City — Each year, the Caravana de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos (Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants) crosses Mexican territory in search of their children who went missing trying to reach the United States.

For the first time, the Mothers’ Caravan was joined in Mexico City by mothers from other continents, with the aim of building a transnational movement to remind the international community that one disappearance, one death, is one too many.

24 Oct 2018 description

- UN revises 2018 HRP, aims to assist 2.9 million people as humanitarian conditions deteriorate
- IDPs nearly double since December 2017 due to conflict and insecurity
- USG provides nearly $81.7 million in FY 2018 support to respond to urgent humanitarian needs

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

30 Mar 2018 description


  • UN requests approximately $263 million to address humanitarian needs in Mali in 2018

  • Security incidents against relief workers in Mali during 2017 increase by 96 percent compared to 2016

  • Food security conditions deteriorate, leaving nearly 4.1 million people in need of food assistance


20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

02 Jan 2018 description

From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.

It’s not all about Donald Trump. 

28 Dec 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.

30 Nov 2017 description


  • Mauritania, a predominately desert nation of four million people, faces chronic poverty and hunger. The World Bank reports that nearly a third of Mauritanians live under the national poverty line. In addition, acute malnutrition affects approximately 15 percent of children younger than 5 years of age, according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

30 Nov 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) remercie le Danemark, l’Union Européenne (ECHO), l’Espagne et les Etats Unis (Bureau pour la Population, les Réfugiés et les Migrations) pour leurs contributions qui ont soutenu les opérations du Service Humanitaire des Nations Unies (UNHAS) en Mauritanie cette année. Ces contributions, qui s’élèvent à US$ 2,8 millions, ont été essentielles dans le maintien des opérations d’aide humanitaire en 2017.

29 Nov 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Denmark, the European Union (ECHO), Spain, and the United States of America (Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) that have supported United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operations in Mauritania this year. The US$2.8 million in contributions made by these donors have been instrumental in keeping the life-saving service in operation in 2017.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

30 Oct 2017 description

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 30, 2017

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

14 Sep 2017 description


  • UN imposes sanctions following recent attack on UN peacekeepers

  • Food security conditions deteriorate during Mali’s lean season

  • USG provides nearly $47.6 million to date in FY 2017 funding for relief assistance


11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?