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
Most read reports
- Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 October 2018
- Mauritania: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - September 30, 2018
- Solutions in West Africa - Mauritanian refugees in Mali and Senegal Q3 2018
- West Africa food crisis threatens 6 million people
- La Délégation du CICR en Mauritanie: faits et chiffres Janvier - Décembre 2017
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.
884 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 1,580,450 cash- based transfers made
US$ 9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 13% of total requirement (US$ 61 M)
236,700 people assisted in JULY 2018
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
WFP declared a pre-emptive L3 Emergency in the Sahel region on June 6, 2018.
Distributions for June are as follows:
o Burkina Faso reached 108,767 people with food assistance
o Chad reached 397,503 people with food assistance in June
o Mali reached 625,931 people during June distributions
o Mauritania completed distributions for 102,511 people in June
o While Niger assisted 591,850 people.
• 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.
Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.
- WFP began its pre-lean season support in March; distributions for May are as follows:
- Chad reached 185,671 people with food assistance in May
- Mali reached 165,053 people during May distributions
- Mauritania completed distributions for 65,038 people in May
• In May, with the approach of the lean season and the peak of consumption during Ramadan, demand and commercial transactions are rising strongly.
• Decline of local stocks especially for millet, sorghum and maize.
• Consumer prices are above average particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.
• Since March, WFP began its pre-lean season assistance in:
o Chad – distribution is ongoing for a planned 186,400 people
o Mali – completed March to May distribution for 186,100 people
o Mauritania – completed April distribution for 34,500 people and distribution is ongoing for a planned 64,500 people
DAKAR – Le Directeur Executif du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP), David Beasley, se rend aujourd’hui en Afrique de l’Ouest, où plus de 5 millions de personnes dans 6 pays du Sahel - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal – pourraient basculer dans la faim cette année.