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
Dakar, le 10 Novembre 2015: Préoccupé par le cycle récurrent d’insécurité alimentaire au Sahel, M. Elhadj As Sy, Secrétaire Général de la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) appelle à intensifier l’action et les investissements visant à renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables dans la région.
Published: 5 October 2015
Dakar/Gaborone/Geneva – 5 October 2015: An estimated 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa, a population roughly equal to the size of the United Kingdom, do not have enough to eat this year and indications are strong that the food production situation is set to further deteriorate. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that increased support is needed now to alleviate hunger, and to prepare for worsening conditions for farmers.
Dakar / Gaborone / Genève, 5 octobre 2015 – Près de 60 millions d’habitants de l’Afrique sub-saharienne, soit pratiquement l’équivalent de la population du Royaume-Uni, n’ont pas assez à manger cette année et tout indique que la production alimentaire va encore se dégrader. La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) appelle au renforcement de l’assistance en vue d’atténuer les carences alimentaires et de se préparer à une probable aggravation de la situation pour les cultivateurs.
By Soraya Dali-Balta,
Summary of current response
An initial CHF 100,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support start-up the early stages of the response operation in Mauritania. The IFRC Sahel Regional Office is providing support to the Mauritanian Red Crescent in the preparation of the MoU and provision of DREF funds (to support the nutrition activities to 2,000 children under 2, pregnant and lactating women), along with the deployment of a Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) delegate to support the operation.
In common with a number of countries across the Sahel, Mauritania is facing a deteriorating food and nutrition crisis in 2015. At the end of May, ECHO reported that across the Sahel close to 7.5 million people require emergency food assistance1 – a figure of a similar order to the last major regional crisis in the Sahel in 2012, and demonstrating the urgent need for emergency response, particularly as the Sahel enters its annual lean season (typically June to September).
By Sirandou Fall and Katherine Mueller, IFRC
The Sahel is one of the most fragile environments in Africa. Caught in a vicious cycle of food insecurity and recurring epidemics, people of the Sahel are again facing another year of food shortages and hunger. It comes on the heels of a drought in 2012 which affected nearly 18 million people.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 998,467 to enable the IFRC to support the Mauritania Red Crescent Society (MRC) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 37,400 people consisting of immediate or short-term assistance to some 10,400 beneficiaries including 8,400 people (1,400 households) plus 2,000 children and pregnant/lactating women) and medium term support to some 27,000 people (4,500 households) over a total timeframe of 9 months with a focus on food security, nutrition promotion, building resilience, and National Society capacity building and Disaster Risk Reduction …
This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The Operational Plan for 2014 has been implemented with some adjustments to some planned activities due to the limited funding available.