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28 Apr 2015 description


A. En début janvier 2015, 23,8% des ménages mauritaniens sont en insécurité alimentaire. C’est le taux le plus élevé observé en période post-récoltes depuis la mise en place du système biannuel de surveillance de la sécurité alimentaire des ménages. En janvier 2014, 18,5% des ménages étaient en insécurité alimentaire.

10 Nov 2014 description


Au regard de l’analyse des besoins humanitaires réalisée par l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire, les objectifs stratégiques retenus dans le cadre de ce plan de réponse sont les suivants :

  1. Recueillir les données sur les risques et les vulnérabilités, les analyser et intégrer les résultats dans la programmation humanitaire et de développement.

22 Sep 2014 description


A. En juin 2014, 26,2% des ménages mauritaniens sont en insécurité alimentaire. Ce taux est en progression par rapport à son niveau à même période de l’année dernière où il était de 23,7%.

B. L’origine de cette augmentation est la forte progression de l’insécurité alimentaire au Hodh Echargui et à Nouakchott passant respectivement de 29,2% à 50,7% et de 10,3% à 17,5%.

16 Sep 2014 description

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: Transmission remains high, and case numbers doubled between the last week of August and the first of September in Liberia; in Sierra Leone 150 cases were reported for each of the last two weeks. Fewer cases have been reported in Guinea – 49 between 5 and 7 September – but the case fatality rate has been extremely high, at 65%.

01 Jul 2014 description

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone: The Ebola outbreak that started at the beginning of 2014 has resurged, with more than 635 cases recorded, including 399 deaths, as of 23 June. WHO is urging a wider, inter-country response to the subregional crisis.

South Sudan: SAM was found to be at 6% from a screening of 500,000 children. In Bentiu UN base, the under-five mortality rate has passed the emergency threshold. 2,300 cases of cholera have been reported.

24 Jun 2014 description

Iraq: 1.2 million people have been displaced by the ISIL June offensive and the Anbar crisis. Humanitarian access to militant-held areas remains a challenge. The security situation in Anbar, Ninevah, Salah al Din and Diyala is volatile and unpredictable. Host communities are facing difficulties assisting new IDPs and over 226,000 Syrian refugees.

Pakistan: The military offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan has reportedly killed up to 30 Taliban and displaced at least 300,000 people to neighbouring provinces as well as Afghanistan.

12 Jun 2014 description

Summary: CHF 69,873 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF Mauritanian Red Crescent Society in delivering assistance to some 870 beneficiaries (145 households) for 3 months and assess further needs.

24 May 2014 description

"The AfDB is a preferential partner of Mauritania. It has funded various projects in the country and helped to improve socio-economic conditions for the Mauritanian population," stated Diomba Thiam, Minister of Finance for Mauritania, at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali.

Thiam made the statement on Thursday, May 22 during a signing ceremony with Aly Abou-Sabaa, AfDB Vice-President, Sector Operations, in which the AfDB has agreed to provide $820,000 in emergency humanitarian relief agreement to Mauritania.

23 May 2014 description


«La Banque est un partenaire privilégié de la Mauritanie, pour y avoir financé de nombreux projets, contribuant ainsi à l’amélioration des conditions socioéconomiques des Mauritaniens» a déclaré, mercredi 22 mai 2014 à Kigali, le ministre des finances de la Mauritanie, Diomba Thiam.

C’était lors de la signature -en marge des Assemblées annuelles de l’institution- d’un accord de don d’aide humanitaire d’urgence de 820.000 dollars de la BAD à la Mauritanie, par le ministre Thiam et le vice-président de la BAD chargé des opérations, Aly Abou-Sabaa.

14 May 2014 description


  • Food insecurity and overall vulnerability are results of recurring natural hazards (droughts, floods), increasing food prices and overall scarcity of resources.

  • The country continues to host Malian refugees; their returns are contingent on restoring peace and security in Northern Mali.

  • Weak access to water and hygiene aggravates the spread of epidemics (Rift Valley fever, cholera and meningitis), particularly during the rainy season.

01 Apr 2014 description

Syria: Violence continues with government forces shelling areas recently gained by opposition fighters in Lattakia province, along the western Turkish border. In the northeast, aid convoys have crossed from Turkey, enabling relief agencies to deliver assistance to communities in need at the border area. In a further political development, the Turkish government stated its readiness to launch cross-border military operations in Syria if its national security was threatened.

19 Mar 2014 description


18 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN

GORGOL/BRAKNA, 18 février 2014 (IRIN) - Avec l'aide des Nations Unies, la Mauritanie fait appel aux bailleurs de fonds arabes. Exposé à la sécheresse et affecté par la faim chronique, le pays encourage ces derniers à aller au-delà de leur rôle traditionnel en faveur du développement et de soutenir l'aide humanitaire.

18 Feb 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

17 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN

GORGOL/BRAKNA, 17 February 2014 (IRIN) - Drought-prone, chronically hungry Mauritania, with the help of the UN, is reaching out to Arab donors, encouraging them to reach beyond their customary role in development and engage in humanitarian response.

03 Feb 2014 description


  1. Recueillir les données sur les risques et les vulnérabilités, les analyser et intégrer les résultats dans la programmation humanitaire et de développement.

  2. Soutenir les populations vulnérables à mieux faire face aux chocs en répondant aux signaux d’alerte de manière anticipée, réduisant la durée du relèvement post-crise et renforçant les capacités des acteurs nationaux.

  3. Fournir aux personnes en situation d’urgence une assistance coordonnée et intégrée, nécessaire à leur survie.

31 Jan 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • This Situation Report summarises results of UNICEF’s humanitarian programmes in 2013.

  • $13,494,880 of the required $20,222,932 was received to respond to the humanitarian needs of children in Mauritania in 2013. This was 67% of total requirement to save the lives of children affected by the Malian refugee crisis and by malnutrition.*

Malian refugee crisis response

14 Jan 2014 description

South Sudan: Ethnic violence which erupted in mid-December continues, with heavy fighting reported in the states of Jonglei and Unity, and sporadic clashes reported in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria. While numbers cannot be verified due to limited access, thousands of people have been killed or injured and reports indicate that civilians are being targeted in attacks, forcing an estimated 400,000 to flee, mostly internally.

07 Jan 2014 description

South Sudan: Ethnic violence which erupted in mid-December in the capital Juba has now spread northwards and is ongoing in several parts of the country. Three weeks of fighting have left at least 1,000 people dead and displaced over 200,000. As government troops advanced on rebel-held cities in the northeast, peace talks between the Government of South Sudan and a delegation representing former Vice-President Machar, have started in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, discussions between Khartoum and Juba regarding the protection of the oil fields in southern South Sudan are also underway.