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21 Jun 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Dear Colleagues,

The 2011 drought in the Sahel region and the military operations in Mali launched by France and other African countries in January 2013 have led to the increase of Malian refugees hosted in the Mbera Camp in Mauritania. As of April 21, 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Mbera Camp was 74,452 people1 which included 21,636 refugees arriving between January and March 2013. The presence of Malian refugees in the drought-affected area has further put pressure on the scarce resources (including food, water, social facilities, fire wood, etc.).

31 May 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 299,991 Balance Requested: US$ 211,351

Geneva, 31 May 2013 Dear Colleagues,

24 May 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$400,000

Balance Requested: US$343,193

Geneva, 23 May 2013

Dear Colleagues,

07 May 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 15/2013. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is planning to provide following assistance to Malian Refugees in the Mbera Camp and HCs: shelters, psychosocial support, nutritional support and agro-pastoral activities.

Mauritania
Assistance to Malian Refugees and Host Communities
Geneva, 7 May 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

28 Jan 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

The escalating conflict in Mali between French-backed government forces and Tuareg and Islamist rebels is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries, says ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna.

14 Sep 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 2,449,224
Balance Requested: US$ 193,426

Mauritania and the neighbouring countries (mainly Mali and Senegal) have been affected by the ongoing Sahel food crisis characterised by food insecurity and malnutrition due to drought and other underlying factors in the region. It has been projected that 800,000 people in Mauritania, will need humanitarian assistance in 2012.

In addition to the drought situation, the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Mali has forced thousands of Malians to cross the border to Mauritania.

20 Apr 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Thomas Ekelund

It looks like any other school yard, any other school day. But it is actually the first school day in Camp Mbere, a refugee camp only a few kilometres from the Malian border in Mauritania. Suddenly a camera attracts the attention and hundreds of children sets of, screaming and laughing. Like any other children.

When Kasongo Mutshaila makes his way through the ocean of screaming children, he can´t help it but laughing. As being the representative in Mauritania Kasongo is heading the ACT Alliance LWF work camp management in camp Mbere. And he is proud.

07 Mar 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 3,039,387

Balance Requested: US$ 2,711,036

Dear Colleagues,

Mauritania and the neighbouring countries (mainly Mali and Senegal) have been affected by the ongoing Sahel food crisis characterised by food insecurity and malnutrition due to drought and other underlying factors in the region. It has been projected that 800,000 people in Mauritania, will need humanitarian assistance in 2012.

In addition to the drought situation, the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Mali has forced thousands of Malians to cross the border to Mauritania.

24 Feb 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

by Mara Caputo

Successful initiatives in the Sahel that span the aid-development continuum have been cultivated in the midst of mounting drought and despair, providing a blueprint for a way beyond chronic food insecurity.

The despair is born of a deepening food crisis as an estimated 12 million people concentrated primarily in the West African region of the Sahel teeter on the brink of famine. The governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Chad and Niger have already declared states of emergency and called for international assistance.

20 Feb 2012 description
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The European Union says that 12 million people across five West African countries are on the brink of famine. Draught, crop failure, inadequate recovery from previous years' crises, and rising food prices have left millions without any reserves well in advance of the regular lean season and propelled the governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Chad and Niger to declare states of emergency.

16 Jan 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 412,889

Geneva, 13 January 2012

Dear Colleagues,

The shortage of rain during 2011 has caused significant drop in agricultural production and fodder for animals in Mauritania. The Government of Mauritania together with the World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies has carried out a food security assessment in July and October 2011 which has revealed worrying facts. Due to the poor rainfall last year, the forthcoming harvest is predicted to have a 48% decline of gross output of all combined cereals in relation to previous years.

20 Dec 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 20 December 2011

1. Brief description of the emergency

29 Jun 2010 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 169,681

Amount Requested: US$ 108,021

Geneva, 29 June 2010

Dear Colleagues,

In 2009, Mauritania experienced prolonged dry spells during the rainy season. Water levels in the dams in the south east were insufficient leading to reduced flood irrigation activities for food production. The vast irrigated schemes of large scale farmers, who are key players in the country's food security, have been severely affected by their failure to honour credit obligations and as a consequence new capital for a new production cycle has been unavailable.

27 May 2010 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, Tuesday, 26 May 2010

Dear Colleagues,

In 2009, Mauritania experienced prolonged dry spells during the rainy season. Water levels in the dams in the south east were insufficient leading to reduced flood irrigation activities for food production.

12 May 2010 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 12 May 2010

Description of the emergency.

In 2009, Mauritania experienced prolonged dry spells during the rainy seasons. Water levels in the dams in the south east were insufficient leading to reduced flood irrigation activities for food production. The vast irrigated schemes of large scale farmers have been severely affected by their failure to honor credit engagements and as a consequence new capital for a new production cycle has been unavailable. Mauritania has therefore been faced with a situation of food insecurity since the beginning of this year.