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16 Aug 2018 description

Flooding recorded in the Sahel, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia

  1. The forecast for abovenormal rains during the outlook period is likely to cause flooding in Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.

  2. Several weeks of above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through mid-August.

16 Aug 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2019

15 Aug 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

02 Aug 2018 description

Les crises en Afghanistan, au Bangladesh, en Haïti et dans la région du Sahel parmi les plus sous-financées

02 Aug 2018 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes.

01 Aug 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2018 description

FAO sounds alarm on overlooked emergencies where humanitarian aid is urgently needed

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti and the Sahel are among most severely underfunded crises

30 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Mauritania, a predominantly desert country of 4 million people, faces high levels of poverty and hunger. The World Bank reports that nearly a third of Mauritanians live under the national poverty line. In addition, a mid-2017 national nutrition survey found that acute malnutrition affected approximately 11 percent of children younger than 5 years of age, representing a serious situation per UN World Health Organization guidelines.

28 Jul 2018 description

Messages clés

  • Malgré un démarrage normal, des cumuls saisonniers produits par l’office nationale de la Météorologie (ONM) affichent des cumuls saisonniers déficitaires sont, sur une grande partie du Brakna et sur la centre et le sud du Trarza dans l’ouest de la zone agropastorale. Le reste du pays connait des conditions agropastorales favorables causées par des cumuls normaux voir excédentaires.

25 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ 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.

25 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

538,400 projected persons in food crisis (source: Cadre Harmonisé projections IPC Phase 3 & 4 for 2018 lean season)

2.3 percent severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months (above WHO emergency level. Source: SMART 2017)

US$ 14.2* six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 43% of total needs for next six months

161,700 people assisted In June 2018

Strategic Update

23 Jul 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In June alone, 12 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

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.

18 Jul 2018 description

L’approvisionnement des marchés bien qu’inférieur à la moyenne démurera suffisant pour satisfaire la demande

MESSAGES CLÉS

17 Jul 2018 description

Strategic Update

• In May, the Ambassador of European Union visited Mbera camp to have a first-hand account of EU-funded interventions carried out by UNHCR. In the framework of the EU-UNHCR mission, the Ambassador also visited WFP food and nutrition related activities.

17 Jul 2018 description

Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.

16 Jul 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019

15 Jul 2018 description

Deteriorating food security in central, southern and southeaster Mauritania

KEY MESSAGES

• Although consumer markets are well stocked with imported food (rice, oil, sugar, tea, pasta), the continuing rise in their prices since the month of Ramadan (May) is limiting poor households’ access to them. The fall in livestock prices and the lack of seasonal rural income-generating activities are reducing poor households’ seasonal incomes.

11 Jul 2018 description

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.