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Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Mauritania SO 200406

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision  (see below).

The shortage of rain during 2011 has caused a significant drop in the agricultural production and fodder for animals in the Sahel region of West Africa. In Mauritania this has resulted in a food crisis affecting approximately 700,000 people, located mainly in Hodh Echargui, Guidmagha, Gorgol and Assaba.  Coupled with this has been the mass movement of refugees from Mali as a result of armed clashes. These two events have led to humanitarian organizations scaling up operations in order to address the immediate needs of beneficiaries.

WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)52,760,844
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 2,506,534
European Commission4,753,105
United Kingdom1,287,625
USA1,000,000
Japan900,000
UN CERF700,000
Denmark546,349
France267,380
Ireland205,198
Spain138,313
Private Donors98,867
Threats to food security
  • Drought
  • Floods
  • Erratic rains
  • Desert locusts