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17 Jul 2018 description

Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.

15 Jul 2018 description

NOUAKCHOTT, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign began its medical diagnostic, treatment and preventive missions in Mauritanian villages, treating hundreds of women and children, under the slogan, 'In the Footsteps of Zayed', which included supervision by volunteer doctors from the UAE and Mauritania.

The campaign aims to promote the culture of volunteering and humanitarian giving among the youth, in light of 2018 Year of Zayed as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

29 Jun 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 29 June 2018

The EU-Mauritania partnership has been in place for more than 50 years during which the EU has been helping Mauritania to address strategic development challenges in various fields: road construction and transport, agriculture, mining, fisheries and good governance.

The EU-Mauritania partnership is currently built on three main agreements:

28 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Caritas International is appealing for urgent assistance to help millions of people affected by the food crisis in West Africa.

23 Jun 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 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 May alone, 321 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.

21 Jun 2018 description

Summary of adjustments made to the emergency plan of action:

The operational strategy changes as follow:

  • The emergency food assistance activities focus now only in the four communes on the department of Magta Lahjar (Oud Amour, Sangrave, Magta Lahjar and Djonabe bordering Barkeole). Such activities will not be implemented in the department of Barkeole anymore as the CSA (Commissariat a la Sécurité Alimentaire from the Government of Mauritania) and the WFP are already covering this area.

12 Jun 2018 description

Le CICR mène des activités en République islamique de Mauritanie depuis 1970. Il y a ouvert une délégation en 2013. Le CICR visite les personnes détenues et s’efforce d’améliorer leurs conditions matérielles et de traitement en détention. Dans l’est du pays, il soutient les populations résidentes et réfugiées dans leurs besoins essentiels, tels que l’accès à l’eau et aux services vétérinaires.

29 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 1,693,785 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Mauritanian Red Crescent Society (MRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 17,400 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies for implementation: Food security, Health (nutrition) and Livelihoods. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

21 May 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 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 April alone, 768 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.

15 May 2018 description

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Depuis janvier 2012, la situation d’insécurité persistante au nord du Mali continue de provoquer des afflux massifs de réfugiés maliens en Mauritanie.

En réponse à cet afflux, en consultation avec le Ministère de l’Intérieur et de la Décentralisation, le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés a établi un camp à Mbera (département de Bassikounou), dans la région semi-aride du Hodh Echargui. À présent, le camp abrite plus de 53 000 réfugiés recevant une protection et une assistance du HCR et de ses partenaires.

09 May 2018 description
  • Se trata de la peor sequía de los últimos años: 378 000 personas están ya en situación de inseguridad alimentaria y la fase crítica de la estación del hambre se producirá entre junio y septiembre.

  • Acción contra el Hambre está coordinando con la comunidad humanitaria en el país una respuesta de emergencia que tratará de alcanzar al menos a medio millón de personas, sobre todo niños menores de cinco años y mujeres embarazadas y en periodo de lactancia.

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.

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.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 50,000 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 January alone, 1,187 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.

17 Jan 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 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 December alone, 104 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.

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 217,000
Total children (<18) in need: 143,187
Total people to be reached: 177,602
Total children to be reached: 128,731

15 Dec 2017 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 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 November alone, 482 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, funding gaps may have a dire impact on the continuation of activities in 2018.

21 Nov 2017 description

En Mauritanie, le CICR apporte protection et assistance aux populations civiles dans le besoin, travaille à améliorer les conditions de détention et fait également la promotion du droit international humanitaire. Enfin, il soutient les activités du Croissant-Rouge mauritanien.

Faits marquants de l'action du CICR en 2016:

  • Les équipes du CICR ont visité 2 200 détenus.

  • 30 agents de santé des prisons ont reçu une formation sur la prise en charge des maladies mentales et du VIH/SIDA en milieu carcéral.