News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

28 December 2017

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.

29 November 2017

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.

11 July 2017

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.
23 May 2017

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).

23 February 2017

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.

19 December 2016

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.

24 November 2016

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.

School Meals
30 August 2016

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.

8 June 2016

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.

14 March 2016

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.


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