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16 Dec 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 241,464

Geneva, 16 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy rains have caused loss of human life, destruction of social and economic infrastructures, homes, and displacement of people in temporary camps in Trarza and Brakna, two regions in south-west Mauritania. Through the previous ACT Appeal, MRT091, Lutheran World Federation - Department of World Service (LWF-DWS) has provided support to people living in camps near Rosso, the capital of Trarza Region.

02 Oct 2009 description

Geneva, 2 October 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Unprecedented heavy rains are causing serious flooding in Mauretania resulting in population displacement especially in Rosso, the major city in the south-west of the country. Other cities facing similar problems are Nouakchott and Kaédi.

The response to this emergency has been slow, with expectations that the rains would ease off and that the situation would soon return to normal.

17 Sep 2009 description

Geneva, 17 September 2009 - A more than abundant rainy season is creating serious problems in Mauritania. A country that normally only receives very little and scattered rains, has this season been "blessed" by more rains than usual. This has created serious population displacements especially in Rosso because of flooding of large parts of this city. Other cities facing problems with flooding are Nouakchott and Kaédi among others.

28 Mar 2008 description

Geneva, March 28, 2008 - Based on the results of the latest government and UN World Food Programme (WFP) food security survey in Mauritania, Giancarlo Cirri, Representative of the WFP, predicts 2008 as the year in which the country may face the highest levels ever of hunger.

Mauritania has a chronic food deficit with an average 70 percent of the food eaten being imported.

28 Aug 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 165,062

Geneva, 28 August 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Mauritania has undergone several natural disasters since the 1970s including recurrent droughts, floods, freezing rain and locust invasions. The 2006 rainy season was very short (starting late and ending early) and caused considerable harvest shortfalls in some regions.

18 Jul 2007 description

Geneva, 18 July 2007 - Mauritania has undergone several natural catastrophes since the 70s: recurrent droughts, floods, freezing rain and locust invasions. In 2006, the rainy season was very short, causing a considerable shortfall in harvests in some regions, among which the worst hit are the south-eastern regions of the Hodh El Charghi and Hodh El Gharbi.

As a result, populations in these areas have suffered the consequences of poor nutrition. A survey done by UNICEF/CERF reports a strong decline in the nutritional status of children.

30 Sep 2004 description

Appeal Target: US$ 473,293

Geneva, 30 September 2004

Dear Colleagues,

Mauritania is often plagued by swarms of locusts as it lies on a "pathway" used by these depredators between the Sahel and northern Africa. Rainfall in 2003 in Mauritania was exceptional, both in terms of quantity and in terms of coverage of the different parts of the country. This promoted a high rate of reproduction of locusts and the population has been further extended by new swarms coming from the eastern part of the region since October 2003.