As of 28 February, UNHCR in Mauritania protects and assists 52,402 Malian refugees in Mberra camp and 758 urban refugees and 591 asylum seekers of various nationalities in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.
In February, 51 432 Malian refugees in Mberra camp (14 796 households) received food during the monthly distribution organized by UNHCR through its implementing partner, the Commissariat à la sécurité alimentaire.
Owing to a funding shortage faced by WFP, the food ration distributed to Malian refugees in Mberra camp on a monthly basis was reduced in February. Urgent funding is needed to enable the distribution of a sufficient quantity of food in 2015.
UNHCR, through its partner INTERSOS, continues to support primary school education in Mberra camp through the payment of incentives for education staff. In February, sociocultural events were organized in the six primary schools in the camp to promote primary education.
From 9 to 21 February, a Child Protection mission from UNHCR headquarters was conducted in Mberra camp to provide training and technical support to UNHCR and its partners.
In February, UNHCR through its implementing partner INTERSOS, conducted home visits to more than 452 individuals with specific needs in Mberra camp and 12 victims of sexual and gender-based violence.