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15 November 2010

The World Food programme (WFP) has granted Mauritania US$15.3 million to finance several micro-projects, the Mauritanian commissioner to food security, Mohamed Ould Mohamedou, said on Saturday on his return from Rome, where he attended the proceedings of the organization's board of directors.


13 October 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been given 650,000 euros by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Service (ECHOS) for Mauritania to feed thousands children under-five as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women, according to a statement from WFP on Monday.


17 September 2010

Some 500,000 Mauritanians benefited from interventions of the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2009, the regional director of the UN food agency for West Africa, Thomas Yanga, said on Thursday.


1 September 2010

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday that Pakistan suffered colossal damages to life and property at the hands of unprecedented floods which ravaged the whole country from north to south.He said that over 20 million people have been affected which outnumbers the combined affected people of the recent four major international disasters i.e. 2004 Tsunami, the South Asian quake of 2005, Katrina and 2010 Haiti quake. During meeting with the delegation of the World Food Programme lead by Ms. Josettee Sheeran, Executive Director, the Prime Minister appreciated prompt response of WFP which has been providing emergency support to 2.6 million flood-affected populations in Pakistan.


9 April 2010

Across the globe, child feeding programs are being cut at a time when more people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition than any time in history. Mauritania is one of these countries afflicted. This is an African nation where poverty affects 68 percent of rural inhabitants, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). School feeding for children is an initiative that can help lift Mauritania out of this poverty cycle. However, inadequate funding for the World Food Programme has meant a reduction in school feeding for children in Mauritania.


25 March 2010

About 150,000 people are suffering from severe hunger in Mauritania, and the number could rise in as the country faces critical food shortages in the coming months, a top aid official has warned. (..) WFP estimates the number of hungry people could rise to 250,000, with food shortages expanding from the south of the country to the north.

 


23 March 2010

Some 147,000 people facing food insecurity in Mauritania, a country largely taken up by desert, will be receiving immediate aid, Mauritania's food security commissioner said Tuesday.(..)He said the figure was the result of a study done in February alongside the World Food Programme (WFP) in all poor areas of the country, especially those in border areas which are most affected.


26 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.


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.


26 April 2009

Located in the arid Sahel region of West Africa, Mauritania is described by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as "one of the world's Least Developed Countries as well as a food-deficit country." WFP runs school feeding programs in Mauritania as part of a strategy to el
iminate hunger and break the cycle of poverty.