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Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update, March 2015

Situation Report
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 On 19 March, UNHCR and partner UN agencies organized a high-level consultation meeting in« Nouakchott on the humanitarian situation in Mberra camp and host villages.
During the meeting, the Representatives of UNHCR and partner UN agencies presented the existing interventions in Mberra camp and in the host community and their impact on beneficiaries.

 Between 25 and 26 March, UNHCR participated in a visit of a delegation composed of representatives from ECHO and DFID in Mberra camp and surrounding villages.

 Between 26 and 27 March, the Ambassadors of France and Japan in Mauritania and their Attaché as well as representatives of the United Kingdom, Spain and the European Union participated in a high level visit to Mberra refugee camp and host villages organized by UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA and IOM. The visit was the occasion for the participants to observe the impact of the international funding granted to the programmes implemented in response to the Malian refugee crisis since 2012.

 In Mberra camp, UNHCR continues to offer protection and assistance to more than 52,000 Malian refugees. In March, the organization launched through its partner INTERSOS, a literacy programme for 106 adults in Tamashek and Arabic languages.


15,103 Malian households in Mberra camp

5,635 Malian refugees with specific needs

3,705 People de-activated since December 2014

30L Of potable water available per person per day in Mberra camp

21 Persons per latrine in Mberra camp

FUNDING USD 24.4M Requested for the operation