Mauritania Country content en UN urges the world to act now to save lives in West Africa's Sahel 5 million people in need of food assistance and 1.6 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance  Burkina Faso Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Africa Thu, 03 May 2018 14:35:01 +0000 WFP 651960 at Donor Support Underpins WFP’s Assistance To Malian Refugees In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp. Mauritania Africa Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:03:24 +0000 WFP 651673 at UN Humanitarian Air Services: The Backbone Of Humanitarian Assistance In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Denmark, the European Union (ECHO), Spain, and the United States of America (Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) that have supported United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operations in Mauritania this year. The US$2.8 million in contributions made by these donors have been instrumental in keeping the life-saving service in operation in 2017. Mauritania Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:30:26 +0000 WFP 651593 at Lean Season Relief Gives Hope To Thousands Of Families In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Mauritania welcomes vital contributions worth US$5 million from the governments of Germany, Japan, the European Union (ECHO), France, Spain, and Monaco, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mauritania Africa Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:13:11 +0000 WFP 651269 at Japan Contributes US$6 Million To Assist Local Communities And Malian Refugees In Southern-Eastern Mauritania The Government of Japan has provided US$6 million for the humanitarian efforts of three United Nations agencies in Mauritania: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Mali Mauritania Africa Tue, 23 May 2017 06:09:54 +0000 WFP 651168 at EU Support Allows WFP To Provide For More Malian Refugees In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a vital injection of €1.5 million from the European Union to help meet the food needs of Malian refugees in Mauritania. Mauritania Africa Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:06:06 +0000 WFP 650944 at Cash-based transfers give Malian refugees freedom of choice in Mberra camp Since 2012, more than 50,000 Malian refugees have sought safety in Mauritania where WFP has assisted them through monthly food distributions and nutritional assistance. In June 2016, WFP improved its assistance by providing cash-based transfers as part of the monthly assistance to refugees, giving families the opportunity to decide for themselves what to eat. Cash and Vouchers Mauritania Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:58:53 +0000 WFP 650730 at WFP Welcomes Contribution From Spain To Support Humanitarian Air Transport In The Sahel MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to support its management of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) in Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Mali Mauritania Niger Africa Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:41:43 +0000 WFP 650716 at Building resilience and adaptive capacity of communities in the Sahel Talibe Selmen Camara and people in his village Agoueinitt in the Wilaya of Guidimakha, the southern-most region of Mauritania have been suffering in recent years due to lack of rainfall. Droughts and land degradation have destroyed crops and threatened the food security of local communities across the region. Smallholder farmers have resorted to desperate measures in order to cope, selling vital assets or migrating. To help communities adapt to and thrive under climate change, WFP is supporting Governments to implement the project “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security in Mauritania” under the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund. This four year project is already yielding concrete adaptation results after its first year of implmentation.  Mauritania Local Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:19:14 +0000 WFP 650675 at UNHCR, WFP, IOM And Government Of Mauritania Welcome Japanese Ambassador On His First Visit To Mbera Camp And Surroundings NOUAKCHOTT - The Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, H.E. Hisatsugu Shimizu, visited Mbera camp from 21 to 23 November to have a first-hand account of Japan-funded interventions carried out by the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malian refugees in Mauritania. The Ambassador also attended the inauguration of a Mali-Mauritania border post – a Japanese-funded project, built by the International Organisation for Migration and aimed at strengthening security in the area. Mauritania Africa Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:32:18 +0000 WFP 650642 at