Flooding May Delay Start of Mauritanian School Year

Published on 25 September 2009

Flooding in Mauritania may delay the start of the school year as people displaced by heavy rains are living in classrooms. Flooding in West Africa is affecting nearly 600,000 people. More than 11,000 Mauritanians in the southern Rosso area are receiving assistance from the United Nations World Food Program including cereals, vegetable oil, and sugar.

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