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
Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth. This brochure provides recent data and analysis of child marriage in the region.
More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond
- 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.
Situation in Numbers
1.6 Million children at risk of SAM in 2018*
403,255 SAM children admitted for treatment (January - June 2018)
4,95 Million people will require food assistance over the lean season (June-August) in 2018
Funding needs (US$)
Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation
As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).
Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation
How to "Transform a Social Norm" is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018) of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change. It complements a more quantitative report, How to Transform a Social Norm, of this phase of the largest global programme on the abandonment of FGM, as called for in Target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
2,400,000 children out of 4,100,000 people affected (HNO 2018)
568,900 children out of 651,508 people to be reached in 2018 (UNICEF Revised HAC 2018)
61,404 Internally displaced people (OIM – June 2018)
735 schools closed* as of June 2018
4,100,000 people food insecure in 2018 (Humanitarian Needs Overview 2018).
As of June 2018, a total of 61,404 people are internally displaced in the north and Centre regions due to increased insecurity.
▪ Based on reports received by end of May 2018, 10,650 children with SAM were admitted for treatment throughout the country (33% of the estimated national caseload at 32,244 SAM cases for 2018). 6,139 SAM cases were admitted in the 21 emergency districts (30% of indirect coverage compared to the estimated annual caseload of 20,455 SAM cases).
A national mass screening campaign identified 2,249 children with SAM (MUAC < 115 mm) in June.
A total of 50,311 people are still displaced internally in April 2018 across the main regions of displacement Timbuktu, Gao, Menaka, and Segou, with an increase in new displacements registering an additional 1,484 IDPs in Mopti as a result of recent conflicts in the region.
Cinq millions de personnes ont besoin d'une assistance alimentaire, 1,6 million d'enfants sont en risque de malnutrition aiguë sévère et 2,5 million d’éleveurs et agro-éleveurs ont besoin d’une aide urgente aux moyens de subsistance
5 million people in need of food assistance and 1.6 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance
DAKAR, 3 May 2018 – Drought, high food prices and conflict are set to drive millions of people into acute hunger and malnutrition in parts of West Africa’s Sahel, if the global community does not act now, three United Nations agencies warned today.
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
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Women and children in the West and Central Africa region remain vulnerable to a range of humanitarian crises, including lack of access to basic social services, forced displacement, drought, flooding, epidemics and acute malnutrition. Conflicts in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Lake Chad Basin have led to mass displacement, both internally and across borders. More than 8 million people across the region—more than half of whom are children—are displaced.1 The nutrition crisis in the Sahel continues to place the most marginalized children at risk.
Total people in need: 217,000
Total children (<18) in need: 143,187
Total people to be reached: 177,602
Total children to be reached: 128,731