Support to People Affected by Drought in Mauritania and Senegal and to the Malian Refugees in southern Mauritania-MRT121 rev1.
Appeal Target: US$ 2,449,224
Balance Requested: US$ 193,426
Geneva, 14 September 2012
Revision of this appeal was necessitated by increased humanitarian needs of Malian refugees arriving in the country as well as the need to have realistic targets due to the prevailing operational context. The project duration remains the same. All changes are highlighted in red colour.
Mauritania and the neighbouring countries (mainly Mali and Senegal) have been affected by the ongoing Sahel food crisis characterised by food insecurity and malnutrition due to drought and other underlying factors in the region. It has been projected that 800,000 people in Mauritania, will need humanitarian assistance in 2012.
In addition to the drought situation, the ongoing armed conflict in Northern Mali has forced thousands of Malians to cross the border to Mauritania.
The drought and conflict have negatively impacted the entire Sahel Region resulting to hunger, malnutrition, displacement of people, destruction of local economies/livelihoods, pressure on limited existing food and water resources, increase of insecurity and violence.
ACT member, LWF/DWS will respond to the drought situation in Mauritania, Fatick region of Senegal and provide assistance to the Malian refugees in Mauritania by working through local partners. The local partners include: ARDM, AU SECOURS and BSF in Mauritania, and Lutheran Church in Senegal (ELS) in Senegal’s Fatick region. This appeal will supplement the Mauritania government’s emergency response plan called ‘’EMEL’’ (hope).
The total amount for this appeal $2,449,224, will be used to provide food and non food assistance for the affected households to meet their urgent nutrition needs, access to safe water and to provide support to the households towards resilience to future droughts.
This full appeal replace s the preliminary appeal issued on the 16th January 2012.
For the full appeal document, please click here.