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24 Sep 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera 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 July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over 57,000 Malian refugees in the arid south-east region where Mbera refugee camp was established in 2012.

UNHCR protects and assists over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum-seekers in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, mostly from Central Africa, Syria and Côte d’Ivoire.

Security in northern Mali is still volatile and largescale returns are not expected. The host area is subject to drought and is under pressure from the increasing refugee population

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

884 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1,580,450 cash- based transfers made

US$ 9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 13% of total requirement (US$ 61 M)

236,700 people assisted in JULY 2018

Strategic Updates

15 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rainfall in Hod El Chargui has directly affected an estimated 1 000 households in Bassikounou. This includes 57 households in M’Bera refugee camp, who have been temporarily relocated to community centres.

Humanitarian organisations are assessing the situation under the lead of national authorities. The main humanitarian emergency needs currently identified are shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation.

14 Sep 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total 1,329,991 million Swiss francs, representing a reduction by 361,215 CHF over the initial budget of 1,693,785 million Swiss francs. This reduction reflects the new operational strategy of the Mauritanian Red Crescent (MRC) following the geographic repositioning and implementation constraints. The revised Emergency Appeal focuses on Livelihoods and Health activities, with no significant change in the response sectors in relation to the initial plan of action.

12 Sep 2018 description

Key figures:

57,144 Malian refugees in Mbera camp

4,879 Malian refugees with specific needs identified

2,381 refugees and asylum-seekers registered in urban areas

5,366 arrivals from Mali at Mbera refugee camp since 1 January 2018

Funding USD 20.1 M required for 2018

Population Movements

05 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19191

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General commends the people of Mauritania for the peaceful conduct of parliamentary, regional and municipal elections in the country on 1 September, which saw broad participation of political parties.

05 Sep 2018 description

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général suit de près l’évolution de la situation en Mauritanie à la veille des élections législatives, régionales et municipales prévues le 1er septembre. Il exhorte toutes les parties à assurer la tenue d’élections pacifiques et crédibles et à permettre la participation de tous les acteurs concernés. Il appelle toutes les parties à veiller au respect de l’état de droit et à faire respecter les droits de l’homme de tous les Mauritaniens.

05 Sep 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

04 Sep 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.

04 Sep 2018 description
report African Union

INTRODUCTION

Dans le cadre des élections législatives, régionales et municipales du 1er Septembre 2018 en République Islamique de Mauritanie, le Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (UA), Son Excellence Monsieur Moussa Faki Mahamat, a dépêché une Mission d’Observation Electorale aux fins d’observer et d’évaluer le processus électoral. La Mission d’Observation Electorale a été précédée d’une mission d’évaluation pré-électorale de l’Union africaine qui a séjourné dans le pays du 22 au 31 juillet 2018.

01 Sep 2018 description

Messages clés

L’hivernage s’est installé dans la majeure partie du pays avec cependant une mauvaise répartition tempo-spatiale. Comparativement à la moyenne décennale les cumuls accusent d’importants déficits dans le centre (Inchiri, Adrar, Tagant et Nouadhibou), l’ouest (Trarza et Brakna) et le nord (Assaba et du Hodh Gharbi) du pays.

31 Aug 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable moisture conditions allow timely planting of 2018 crops

  • Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Food prices largely stable, reflecting adequate supplies

  • Humanitarian assistance needed for vulnerable people

Timely start of 2018 planting season

30 Aug 2018 description

Guidimakha is a region in southern Mauritania, bordered by Senegal and Mali. Like elsewhere on the continent, young people leave Guidimakha for other African countries or Europe. Sometimes their families lose touch with them and are left with no news, fearing the worst. The ICRC and the Mauritanian Red Crescent visited the region to meet several families whose sons disappeared in the same shipwreck in the Mediterranean.

30 Aug 2018 description

Le Guidimakha est une région au sud de la Mauritanie, à la frontière avec le Sénégal et le Mali. Comme ailleurs sur le continent, des jeunes quittent leur terre natale pour d’autres pays africains ou européens. En cours de route, certains ne donnent plus de nouvelles, laissant leurs familles dans l’incertitude et l'angoisse. Le CICR et le Croissant-Rouge mauritanien ont effectué une mission dans cette région pour rencontrer des familles, dont les fils auraient disparu dans un même naufrage en Méditerranée.

15 Aug 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera 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 July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

11 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Comité contre la torture a conclu vendredi, à Genève, les travaux de 64ème session , à l’issue de laquelle il a adopté ses observations finales dont celles sur la Mauritanie. Les experts du Comité se sont déclarés préoccupés par des informations fiables indiquant que des suspects d’actes de terrorisme sont souvent mis au secret dans des lieux de détention officieux et soumis à la torture dans le but d’extorquer des aveux.

02 Aug 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.