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Mauritania, Mbera refugee camp, 20 October 2015  Seeing the challenges facing nearly 1 million food-insecure people amid rising malnutrition, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned that a shortage of funding could have drastic consequences for vulnerable Mauritanians and Malian refugees.  “Mauritania has borne the brunt of recurring food crises, chronic malnutrition and instability spilling over from neighbouring Mali,” said Ertharin Cousin.  “We are especially concerned about the serious malnutrition situation affecting 14 percent of Mauritania’s children under five.” During a two-day visit, Cousin travelled to Mbera refugee camp and neighbouring host communities in southern Mauritania, on the border with Mali. She met refugees, including women at a community centre and children at a school in the camp; and mothers and their malnourished children at a local health centre. She also held meetings with the authorities, donor community, WFP staff, and UN sister agencies and partners.  With security in northern Mali still precarious, nearly 50,000 refugees need humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs. A shortage of funding this year led to refugees receiving reduced food rations at times that meet only about half their nutritional needs. “WFP appeals for support so that the Malian refugees do not miss out on life-saving assistance. Mothers such as Maya and Hadima told me that they can’t go back to their homes until it’s safe again. They need our support,” said Cousin. “We know that  the resources of donor countries are stretched by so many emergencies around the world, but WFP is committed to continue to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to all Malian refugees and more than half a million Mauritanian in the grips of food insecurity and malnutrition.” As schools resume shortly, WFP is preparing to provide nutritious, hot meals to more than 150,000 children across the country. These meals are a lifeline for children as many parents struggle to provide two daily meals to their families. But without urgent support, WFP has sufficient resources only for two months of its 2015-2016 school meal programme. With less than half of WFP’s funding needs in Mauritania met, WFP needs US$11 million to respond to urgent and immediate needs. WFP estimates that one in four people are food-insecure, meaning they do not have enough food to eat to lead healthy lives. Of these, more than 200,000 people are severely food insecure and need immediate, life-saving assistance. Female-headed families are the most affected.  Latest figures show that Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates in many (six out of 15) regions (including the region visited by Cousin) are above 15 percent, up to 28 percent – almost double the World Health Organization (WHO)’s critical emergency threshold. Across the country, the GAM rate increased by over four percent from 2014, to 14 percent in 2015. WFP works closely with the Government of Mauritania and its partners to meet immediate needs while promoting sustainable long-term development through resilience building and social protection programmes.  In the Photo: the Executive Director Ertharin Cousin at Mbera refugee camp meets some of the 50,000 Malians receiving WFP food.   Photo: WFP/Adel Sarkozi
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Mauritania, Bassikounou, Mbera camp, February 2015  WFP supports food and nutrition security for Malian refugees in the Mbera camp in Mauritania. WFP has reached over 62,000 refugees in 2014 with monthly food distributions, nutrition interventions in prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children, pregnant and nursing women and emergency school feeding operations. Refugees receive a monthly food ration composed of cereals, pulses, oil and salt. Nutrition assistance was provided to 7,380 children aged 6-59 months and 1,880 pregnant and nursing women. More than 4,500 children receive a daily meal at school.  The overall assistance has improved the food security of the refugees. The post distribution monitoring survey conducted in Mbera in October 2014 showed that 90 percent of Malian refugees in Mbera camp have an acceptable food consumption standard against 77 percent in October 2013.  With the overall volatile security situation, UNHCR does not anticipate any major repatriations in the coming months.  In the photo: Aerial view of the Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania.   Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaedi (Gorgol region), 18 May 2015  A fisherman casts his nets in Senegal river on the border between Senegal and Mauritania in Kaedi, Mauritania.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: WFP Country Director Janne Suvanto (on the left) and UNICEF Mauritania Representative Souleymane Diabaté (at the center) talk to the school staff of the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: WFP and UNICEF managers talk with Red Crescent Staff during the visit to the CRENAM center, where children are screened and treated for Moderate Acute Malnutrition.   Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: WFP Country Director Janne Suvanto and UNICEF Mauritania Representative Souleymane Diabaté  are shown by Red Crescent staff flip charts used to raise awareness on Nutrition during the visit to the CRENAM center, where children are screened and treated for Moderate Acute Malnutrition.   Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: WFP Country Director Janne Suvanto talks to Red Crescent Staff during the visit to the CRENAM center, where children are screened and treated for Moderate Acute Malnutrition.   Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A mother feeds her child with Plumpy Sup during the malnutrition screening at the CRENAM center.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A mother feeds her child with Plumpy Sup during the malnutrition screening at the CRENAM center.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: WFP Country Director Janne Suvanto (on the left) and UNICEF Mauritania Representative Souleymane Diabaté (at the center) talk to the school staff of the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A Red Crescent Staff member gives Plumpy Sup rations to a mother of a child in the CRENAM center.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A Red Crescent Staff member gives Plumpy Sup rations to a mother of a child in the CRENAM center.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: Red Crescent Staff members measure the Upper Mid Arm Circumference (MUAC) of a child during the malnutrition screening at the CRENAM center. Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A mother washes her son's hands before he undergoes an appetite test during the malnutrition screening at the CRENAM center.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, May 2015  Mauritania suffers from chronic food insecurity, with about 15 percent of the population consistently food insecure. Malnutrition is also high, reaching above the World Health Organization’s “alert” threshold of 10 percent during the lean season. Latest nutrition surveys show that compared to 2013, the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children under five has dropped to 9.8 percent. Over 120,000 children under five remain malnourished countrywide.  In the photo: A Red Crescent Staff member shows flip charts on malnutrition and breastfeeding to other mothers, during the malnutrition screening at the CRENAM cente.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: A girl eating dates provided by Saudi Arabia.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: Students attending classes in a primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: Students attending classes in a primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: Students looking through the window of one of the six classrooms of the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: Students looking through the window of one of the six classrooms of the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: A meal of dates provided by Saudi Arabia.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: A girl eating dates provided by Saudi Arabia.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: A girl eating dates provided by Saudi Arabia.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: Students looking through the window of one of the six classrooms of the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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Mauritania, Kaédi, Belinabe village, May 2015  Enrolment in primary school is nearly universal, but retention remains a problem. The percentage of boys completing basic education (42 percent) is higher than that for girls (34 percent). A recent Ministry of Education report indicates that the retention rate is significantly higher in primary school supported by the WFP School Meals Programme (61 percent). WFP provides school meals to over 150,000 children in areas with high rates of food insecurity and low rates of school attendance or retention. In the Belinabe village, school managers and parents created a vegetable garden in order to combine school meals with fresh vegetables. This primary school has 336 students, with 207 girls attending classes.  In the photo: WFP Country Director Janne Suvanto (on the left) and UNICEF Mauritania Representative Souleymane Diabaté inspect the school warehouse and the datebars donated by Saudi Arabia to the primary school in the Belinabe village.  Photo: WFP/Agron Dragaj
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