Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
- 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
- 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
- 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND
Hundreds of Syrian families fled the war at home for Mauritania. Now, after struggling to make ends meet, some are being resettled to Finland.
By: Helena Pes in Nouakchott, Mauritania
An empty shack was the only thing that Mohamed* left behind, after deciding to sell all he had to purchase the plane tickets that led him and his family to the quiet Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Press Release 83/2015 16 March 2015
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, by decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala on 19 June, has granted a total of four million euros in humanitarian assistance to the Syrian crisis and the Sahel region.
The humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria continues to be severe. Approximately 6.8 million people, about half of them children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The number of refugees has reached about 1.64 million and about 4.25 million people are internally displaced.
By decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is directing EUR 1.5 million in emergency assistance to Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad, which suffer from the crisis in the Sahel region.
Under a decision issued by Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will allocate 1.9 million euros in humanitarian aid to the victims of the crises in the Sahel region and Syria. In addition, one million euros will be granted in support of the World Health Organisation humanitarian programme.
By decision of Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted humanitarian aid appropriations totalling 67.6 million euros to people suffering from the world’s crises. Finland directs humanitarian assistance to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.