Mauritania Country content en Mauritania: Training requirement gives cash assistance a long-term impact       Mauritania Sahel Local Cash and Vouchers Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:14:41 +0000 WFP 548560 at Life On The Brink Of Hunger in Mauritania The land is deceptively green in the southern part of Mauritania. Recent rains may have allowed grass to grow and livestock to graze, but the region is still undergoing its “lean season” and, with meager harvests still some months away, the local populations of the southern regions of Brakna, Gorgol, Assaba, Tagant, and Guidimaka are struggling to see themselves through to harvest.  Mauritania Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:03:45 +0000 Michael Sadleir 535388 at M’bera Is Home For Many, But for How Long? M’bera camp is in the desert in south-east Mauritania, some 50 km from the Malian border.  Thanks to the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department (ECHO) and other donors, WFP is providing life-saving assistance to more than 74,000 refugees who have fled conflict in northern Mali since early 2012. Mali Mauritania Emergencies Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:00:04 +0000 WFP 462392 at Mauritania builds barriers to future shocks . Mauritania Local Cash and Vouchers Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:26:27 +0000 WFP 462324 at Mauritania: In Mbera Camp, Zeinabou Dreams Of Rebuilding Her Home Zeinabou, a mother of eight, fled with her family from conflict in her native Mali in January. There were rumours that a plane would come and bomb her town. She did not wait to see whether they were true; the family rented a car and fled to south eastern Mauritania. But life in the Mbera refugee camp is hard, she is pregnant and would like to return home, so her child can be born there. Emergency Operation (EMOP) Responding to Emergencies Mauritania Local Africa Refugees and IDPs Fri, 31 May 2013 15:41:22 +0000 WFP 451466 at New UN Report Highlights Needs Of Malian Refugees In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT- Tens of thousands of Malians living in Mauritania’s M’bera refugee camp will not be returning home in the near future and will rely on humanitarian assistance for many months to come, a new UN assessment mission concluded. Responding to Emergencies Mali Mauritania Africa Emergencies Fri, 31 May 2013 13:40:45 +0000 WFP 451948 at Mali and Mauritania: War, Drought and School Meals No food, no school. That is the reality in Mali as described by a UN World Food Programme officer. Families are just looking for ways to survive. If you can provide food at school the children will come, and this holds the key to the country's future. The World Food Programme (WFP) is launching emergency school feeding in the northern part of Mali. This will feed close to 70,000 children throughout the conflict-affected area. WFP is already feeding 113,000 children in the southern part of the country. Will there be funding? That is a big question, because WFP relies on voluntary funding from governments and the public. Right now this operation is only 20 percent funded. (..) The neighboring country of Mauritania is also feeling the impact of the war, having taken in over 70,000 Malian refugees. (..) Sophie Ndong, of WFP in Mauritania, says that last year "primary school children were assisted during 80 days only instead of the 160 days planned." Hunger in the news Mali Mauritania hunger in the news Africa Yahoo! Voices Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:43:45 +0000 WFP 399879 at WFP West Africa Nutrition in Focus: Increased Use of Specialized Nutritious Foods nutrition photo gallery for west africa  Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Côte D'Ivoire Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone The Gambia Togo Local Nutrition Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:34:57 +0000 WFP 398386 at Sahel food insecurity threatens 10 million people in 2013 Up to 10 million people across the Sahel region are at risk of food insecurity in 2013 and 1 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations. The U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, David Gressly, talks to AlertNet about preventing malnutrition, building resilience and other priorities for the region this year. He says getting the money for these activities is likely to be a challenge – without a drought being the rallying point for raising funds. Hunger in the news Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal The Gambia Sahel hunger in the news Africa Reuters/AlertNet Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:27:58 +0000 WFP 390037 at Sahel: Malnourished to remain above one million in 2013 Despite good rains across much of the Sahel this year, 1.4 million children are expected to be malnourished - up from one million in 2012, according to the 2013 Sahel regional strategy. (..) But humanitarians worry of donor fatigue and many are concerned possible military intervention in Mali will distract donors from the chronic food insecurity and malnutrition crises in the region. (..) Alain Cordeil, head of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mauritania, voiced his fears. “If we only have political interest from donors for refugees, we will not solve the problems for this region…This could be very chaotic,” he told IRIN. Hunger in the news Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Mauritania Niger Senegal The Gambia hunger in the news Africa IRIN Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:26:01 +0000 WFP 367241 at