Mauritania – 14th Sitrep on the Crisis in the Sahel

LWF/DWS Mauritania Program
Situation report # 14 (May 07, 2012)


Camp Mberre

Figures released the 7 of May 2010 by UNCHR:

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According to USAID and FEWSNET the insecurity and conflict in the northern regions of Mali have displaced over 240,000 people. Of these, more than 147,000 have sought refuge in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Algeria. A continuation of the current status quo of the balance of power and civil insecurity will make current and projected food insecurity problems in northern Mali considerably more severe and more widespread than predicted in February/March of this year, given the magnitude of the shocks on markets and livelihoods due to the conflict and the extremely limited volume of humanitarian aid furnished to date.


Actions performed by the Lutheran Church of Senegal:

The Lutheran Church has completed the distribution of accounts assigned to activities. Meeting with members of local management committees of three rural communities has been completed and an overall strategic approach to better identify targets have been done. This approach consists of two phases:

1. First meeting in each village resource persons as the village chief, the catechist, the imam and adviser to the rural community to give us the names of the officials most affected households in the village.

2. After this initial identification, the teams conducting the survey of each household for more information on the reality of life in the household. The household survey operations continued throughout the week

Actions planed for the week ahead
Continuation of survey operations resource persons and households on the ground and meeting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health District Region Fatick for activities related to nutrition component of the project.

LWF/DWS Actions

  • Please find a new story from LWF/DWS Mauritania and the word in Senegal on
  • The cooperation between LWF and WFP on a Cash Transfer project in Nouakchott reaching together over 10 000 beneficiaries has been signed. Staff are now being employed and the project will start in May.


Thomas Ekelund
Chargé de Communication
Fédération Luthérienne Mondial
+222 2264 9887

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