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
Heavy rainfall in Hod El Chargui has directly affected an estimated 1 000 households in Bassikounou. This includes 57 households in M’Bera refugee camp, who have been temporarily relocated to community centres.
Humanitarian organisations are assessing the situation under the lead of national authorities. The main humanitarian emergency needs currently identified are shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation.
FACTS & FIGURES
6th world highest child mortality rate
1.46 million people need emergency food assistance from June-Aug 2018 (Food Security Cluster)
275 000 children under five severely malnourished in 2018 (OCHA)
61 400 Malians internally displaced due to violence (OCHA)
138 000 Malian refugees in neighbouring countries (CMP/Gov June 2018)
EU humanitarian funding: €35.35 million in 2018
Alors que la région du Sahel est confrontée à la plus grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de ces cinq dernières années et à une insécurité persistante, la Commission a annoncé un ensemble de mesures d'aide humanitaire d'un montant de 191,3 millions d'euros.
As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
According to the World Food Programme's latest report, it is estimated that 538 400 individuals are severely affected by food insecurity in Mauritania. This corresponds to 14% of the population and is by far the highest proportion in the region.
A response plan targeting 470 600 individuals in priority areas has been finalized by the Humanitarian Country Team, and food distribution has started in June.
FACTS & FIGURES
Sahel region countries: Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal
3.4 million people forcibly displaced:
1 million refugees (UNHCR, 2017)
2.4 million IDPs (OCHA, 2017)
9 million estimated in need of emergency food assistance during the lean season (Cadre Harmonisé 2017)
3.5 million children under age 5 expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SMART 2017)
EU humanitarian funding: €234 million in 2017
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.
According to the latest reports, prices of cereals are abnormally high in the Sahel region and are expected to continue increasing in the near future.
Below-average harvests and a strong demand have resulted in a sharp price hike of staple foods in many countries. Millet and sorghum, the main staple foods, already sell 20% higher than normal. A steep food price increase risks further deteriorating food security in the Sahel, where already nine million people are expected to face a food and nutrition crisis this year.
About 1.5 million people do not have access to basic services. However, due to insecurity, the delivery of emergency assistance to the most vulnerable is often difficult. Approximately 130 000 Malians continue to live as refugees in camps in neighbouring countries and assistance needs to be maintained.
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