Support to People Affected by Drought in Mauritania and Senegal and to the Malian Refugees in southern Mauritania - MRT121
Appeal Target: US$ 3,039,387
Balance Requested: US$ 2,711,036
Geneva, 6 March 2012
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 project target is 8,653 households including: 4,206 drought affected households from Mauritania, 1,447 drought affected Households in Senegal and 3,000 Malian Refugees’ Households.
The total amount for this appeal $3,039,387, 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.
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