Mauritania Country content en 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 School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at Vulnerable People In Mauritania At Risk Of Missing Out On Life-Saving Support  NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns that without urgent financial support, it will be forced to suspend its vital food and nutrition assistance as of September to 415,000 vulnerable Mauritanians who are already struggling to have enough food to eat to lead a healthy life as the lean season sets in. Mauritania Africa Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:31:09 +0000 WFP 649803 at WFP & UNICEF Issue Urgent Call For Support To Continue Vital Assistance In Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that funding shortfalls threaten their ability to provide essential assistance to some of the most vulnerable families in Mauritania. Mauritania Africa Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:21:26 +0000 WFP 649228 at