Mauritania http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Mauritania Country content en Mauritania: WFP Continues to Support Refugees Fleeing Mali Violence http://www.wfp.org/stories/search-food-and-peace-wfp-supports-refugees-fleeing-violence-mali Set in the Sahelian desert of Mauritania, the Mbera refugee camp has been hosting over 52,000 Malian refugees who have fled violence in the northern part of their country. Unable to return home, the refugees are dependent on humanitarian assistance for their basic needs. The World Food Programme is there to help but needs support to continue coming to the aid of this vulnerale population who is not able to return home whilst the humanitarian and security situation remains precarious in northern Mali.  Mauritania Africa Thu, 28 May 2015 10:27:36 +0000 WFP 646531 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger In Mauritania http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger-mauritania Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mauritania. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter.  Mauritania Global Africa Mon, 25 May 2015 14:07:23 +0000 WFP 646482 at http://www.wfp.org Oman Contributes $1 Million For Hungry Families In Mauritania And Senegal http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/oman-contributes-1-million-hungry-families-mauritania-and-senegal ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Sultanate of Oman to support food assistance programmes that will benefit people suffering the effects of drought and conflict in West Africa. Contributions to WFP Mauritania Senegal Africa Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:45:11 +0000 WFP 641222 at http://www.wfp.org Mauritania: Training requirement gives cash assistance a long-term impact http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/mauritania-training-requirement-gives-cash-assistance-long-term-impact       Mauritania Sahel Local Cash and Vouchers Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:14:41 +0000 WFP 548560 at http://www.wfp.org Life On The Brink Of Hunger in Mauritania http://www.wfp.org/stories/life-brink-hunger 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 http://www.wfp.org M’bera Is Home For Many, But for How Long? http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/mbera-home-many-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 http://www.wfp.org Mauritania builds barriers to future shocks http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/mauritania-builds-barriers-future-shocks . Mauritania Local Cash and Vouchers Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:26:27 +0000 WFP 462324 at http://www.wfp.org Mauritania: In Mbera Camp, Zeinabou Dreams Of Rebuilding Her Home http://www.wfp.org/stories/zeinabou-mbera-camp-i-want-go-back-give-birth-there-settle-and-rebuild-my-life 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 http://www.wfp.org New UN Report Highlights Needs Of Malian Refugees In Mauritania http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-un-report-highlights-needs-malian-refugees-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 http://www.wfp.org Mali and Mauritania: War, Drought and School Meals http://www.wfp.org/content/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 http://www.wfp.org