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20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

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

10.9 percent global acute malnutrition in children under 5 (source: SMART 2017)

US$ 43 m* six months (April-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 70,6 % of total needs

Operational Context

Mauritania is a lower middle-income country in the Sahel, with a population of 4.4 million (UNFPA, 2017) living over a vast but mostly arid 1,030,700 km2 territory.

18 Apr 2018 description

MAFOUNDOU, Mauritania, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every year when the pastoralist men in Fatima Demba's Mauritanian village return from their months-long journey to find pastures and water, the women erupt in wild celebrations.

"We draw henna tattoos on our bodies, we braid our hair, we wear our nicest clothes," she said, re-adjusting her bright yellow and blue robe.

Yet although she longs for her husband to come home, Demba sees one benefit in his absence.

16 Apr 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 55,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a 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 March alone, 928 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

11 Apr 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Mauritania, a predominately desert nation of 4 million people, faces chronic 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, according to UN World Health Organization guidelines.

09 Apr 2018 description

Operational Context

Mauritania is a lower-middle income country in the Sahel, with a population of 4.4 million (UNFPA, 2017) living over a vast but mostly arid 1,030,700 km2 territory.

01 Apr 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.

31 Mar 2018 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

26 Mar 2018 description
  1. Sur invitation du Gouvernement de la République Islamique de Mauritanie, conformément aux dispositions de l’Accord Tripartite sur le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés maliens vivant en Mauritanie, la Quatrième réunion de la Commission Tripartite s’est tenue à Nouakchott, le 23 mars 2018.

  2. La délégation du Gouvernement de la République Islamique de Mauritanie était conduite par Monsieur M’Hamada Ould MEIMOU, Directeur Général de l’Administration Territoriale du Ministère de l’Intérieur et de la Décentralisation.

23 Mar 2018 description

by Nellie Peyton | @nelliepeyton | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:20 GMT

"The repression is getting worse and worse"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups, activists and organisations said on Thursday.

Slavery is a historical practice in Mauritania, which became the last country worldwide to legally abolish it in 1981.

23 Mar 2018 description
  • Le gouvernement continue de nier l’existence de l’esclavage alors que des milliers de personnes en sont encore victimes

  • Des militants arrêtés et torturés pour avoir simplement dénoncé l’esclavage 

  • Plusieurs dizaines d’organisations luttant contre la discrimination restent interdites

23 Mar 2018 description

Mauritania: Growing repression of human rights defenders who denounce discrimination and slavery

• Government continues to deny the existence of slavery but thousands remain enslaved
• Activists have faced arrest and torture simply for speaking out against exploitation
• Scores of anti-discrimination groups remain banned

22 Mar 2018 description

SG/A/1795*-BIO/5073*
21 MARS 2018

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Ibrahim Thiaw, de la Mauritanie, au poste de Conseiller spécial pour le Sahel.  M. Thiaw aidera le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, à recalibrer la Stratégie intégrée des Nations Unies pour le Sahel et le nouveau Plan de soutien au Sahel.

19 Mar 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 53,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a 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 February alone, 1,898 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

18 Mar 2018 description

Messages clés

La faible productivité des cultures de décrue et la forte baisse des revenus saisonniers ont accru la dépendance du marché. Pour se nourrir, les ménages pauvres des zones rurales continuent de procéder à des ventes animales et à des stratégies adaptatives atypiques qui affectent lourdement leurs moyens d’existence.

17 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages

Poor off-season crop production and the large decrease in seasonal revenues have led to market dependence. To access food, poor households in rural areas continue to sell livestock and participate in atypical coping strategies that greatly affect their livelihoods.

The degradation of pastoral conditions could be slowed down by the decrease in local pastoral herd sizes caused by large sales, transhumance and the government's pastoral assistance program focused on selling livestock feed at half of the market price.

01 Mar 2018 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

01 Mar 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 Mar 2018 description

Les déficits de protection de moyens d’existence élevé les niveaux de l’insécurité alimentaire

MESSAGES CLÉS

27 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Résumé

La population de la Mauritanie est largement hétérogène ; les questions de caste et d’ethnicité sont à l’origine de nombreux problèmes de droits humains parmi les plus délicats et les plus profondément enracinés dans ce pays.