Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Mauritania
This Special Operation is established to provide access for the humanitarian community to remote and vulnerable areas of Mauritania. The humanitarian crisis in the country is characterized by food insecurity, high prevalence of malnutrition, low schooling and significant flooding which hit the country in 2014. The presence of Malian refugees adds further challenges to a country which was affected by serious food and nutrition crises in 2012. Consequently, large numbers of people are in need of humanitarian assistance. However, continuing insecurity, vast distances, and poor transportation networks within the country severely limit access to vulnerable populations.