Mauritania: Complex Emergency - Emergency Appeal n° MDRMR004 Operations update no. 2

Period covered by this Operation Update: December 2012 to January 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,009,507 Appeal coverage: 76%

Appeal history:

  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 December 2011 for a total of CHF 2,131,749 to deliver assistance to 10,000 households (60,000 persons).

  • CHF 200,000 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)
    Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) in December 2011 to support this operation.

  • The Emergency Appeal was launched on 25 April 2012 for CHF 1,794,192 to deliver assistance to 7,000 households (42,000 persons).

  • Operation update no. 1 was issued on 28 May 2012 to highlight the start up activities related to the food security operation.

  • A Revised Emergency Appeal issued on 26 November 2012, decreased the budget from CHF 1,794,192 to CHF 1,009,507. Some food security activities of the operation have had to be cut out scaled down or revised due to low funding and has added activities to respond to the Malian refugee situation.

This Operation update no. 2 covers progress achieved during December 2012 and January 2013 and serves to announce a timeframe extension of two months in order to finalise the livelihood and income generating activities that were delayed due to other implementation priorities. The final report will be made available by the end of June 2013.

Summary:

During the period covered by this operation update, the major achievements based on the core interventions outlined in the Emergency Appeal have been realised through health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, strengthening of livelihoods and disaster risks reduction (DRR) activities in Maghta Lahjar department, in the Brakna region.

Emergency appeal operation update Mauritania: complex emergency The Mauritanian Red Crescent has also been responding to the needs of the Malian refugees and the hosting communities in the Hod El Chargui region. 60 volunteers have conducted sanitation and hygiene promotion in M’Bera camp and among the hosting population. Waterborne and water related diseases have been reduced through sensitisation campaigns.

In addition to the Emergency Appeal, MRCS is implementing bi-lateral nutritional activities with the French Red Cross in the region of Gorgol.