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14 Sep 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total 1,329,991 million Swiss francs, representing a reduction by 361,215 CHF over the initial budget of 1,693,785 million Swiss francs. This reduction reflects the new operational strategy of the Mauritanian Red Crescent (MRC) following the geographic repositioning and implementation constraints. The revised Emergency Appeal focuses on Livelihoods and Health activities, with no significant change in the response sectors in relation to the initial plan of action.

30 Aug 2018 description

Guidimakha is a region in southern Mauritania, bordered by Senegal and Mali. Like elsewhere on the continent, young people leave Guidimakha for other African countries or Europe. Sometimes their families lose touch with them and are left with no news, fearing the worst. The ICRC and the Mauritanian Red Crescent visited the region to meet several families whose sons disappeared in the same shipwreck in the Mediterranean.

30 Aug 2018 description

Le Guidimakha est une région au sud de la Mauritanie, à la frontière avec le Sénégal et le Mali. Comme ailleurs sur le continent, des jeunes quittent leur terre natale pour d’autres pays africains ou européens. En cours de route, certains ne donnent plus de nouvelles, laissant leurs familles dans l’incertitude et l'angoisse. Le CICR et le Croissant-Rouge mauritanien ont effectué une mission dans cette région pour rencontrer des familles, dont les fils auraient disparu dans un même naufrage en Méditerranée.

27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

19 Jul 2018 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

While thousands of food-insecure families in Magta Lajar, in southern Mauritania, do not know where their next meal will be coming from, the situation is looking brighter for a women’s cooperative market garden in the village of Karama.

Despite the harsh desert climate and the dry season, tomatoes, onion, carrots, eggplants and cabbages are all growing well.

Tisslima Mint Moussa comes to the garden every day to water the plants, remove weeds, or harvest vegetables when they are fully ripe.

03 Jul 2018 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Mingui is dry. On the long road leading to this village in Magta Lajar, in Mauritania, pastures for livestock have vanished and there is no body of water to be seen. The landscape consists of thorny trees and never-ending sand dunes. Carcasses of animals littering the road witness the severity of the drought.

Sitting in the tent in which she lives, Zeina Mint Mahmoud has not yet prepared lunch. It’s almost 4pm and her children will certainly go to bed hungry, unless a miracle occurs.

21 Jun 2018 description

Summary of adjustments made to the emergency plan of action:

The operational strategy changes as follow:

  • The emergency food assistance activities focus now only in the four communes on the department of Magta Lahjar (Oud Amour, Sangrave, Magta Lahjar and Djonabe bordering Barkeole). Such activities will not be implemented in the department of Barkeole anymore as the CSA (Commissariat a la Sécurité Alimentaire from the Government of Mauritania) and the WFP are already covering this area.

21 Jun 2018 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018.

12 Jun 2018 description

Le CICR mène des activités en République islamique de Mauritanie depuis 1970. Il y a ouvert une délégation en 2013. Le CICR visite les personnes détenues et s’efforce d’améliorer leurs conditions matérielles et de traitement en détention. Dans l’est du pays, il soutient les populations résidentes et réfugiées dans leurs besoins essentiels, tels que l’accès à l’eau et aux services vétérinaires.

01 Jun 2018 description

The Appeal

The Mauritanian Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are appealing for resources to bring food security, nutrition and livelihoods support to 17,400 people affected by Mauritania’s worsening food insecurity crisis – the worst in five years.

  • 1.69 million Swiss francs needed

  • 17,400 people to be supported

Snapshot

29 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 1,693,785 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Mauritanian Red Crescent Society (MRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 17,400 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies for implementation: Food security, Health (nutrition) and Livelihoods. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

23 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,010,476 to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

22 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of two million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals and DREF funded operations focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

19 Dec 2017 description

Nouakchott – (CICR) – Plus de 4 000 personnes de Fassala, Wilaya du Hodh El Chargui dans le sud-est de la Mauritanie, amélioreront leur accès à l’eau grâce à des travaux de réhabilitation partielle du réseau d’eau potable. Débuté il y a trois mois, l’ouvrage a été remis jeudi aux bénéficiaires et aux autorités.

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) en étroite collaboration avec la Direction nationale de l’hydraulique (DRH) et l’Office national des services d’eau en milieu rural (ONSER) a financé et conduit ces travaux.

21 Nov 2017 description

En Mauritanie, le CICR apporte protection et assistance aux populations civiles dans le besoin, travaille à améliorer les conditions de détention et fait également la promotion du droit international humanitaire. Enfin, il soutient les activités du Croissant-Rouge mauritanien.

Faits marquants de l'action du CICR en 2016:

  • Les équipes du CICR ont visité 2 200 détenus.

  • 30 agents de santé des prisons ont reçu une formation sur la prise en charge des maladies mentales et du VIH/SIDA en milieu carcéral.

15 Nov 2017 description

Dakar / Genève (CICR) – La précarité des conditions de sécurité dans la région du Sahel, en Afrique, éclipse une crise humanitaire majeure qui touche 12 millions de personnes dans cinq pays, a indiqué aujourd'hui le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

14 Nov 2017 description

Dakar/Geneva (ICRC) – The precarious security situation in Africa's Sahel region is overshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis affecting 12 million people in five countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

Armed conflict, trans-national crime and climate hazards are causing immense human suffering, triggering an increase in intra-African displacement and migration toward Europe from the five countries -- Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad.