IFRC

Mauritania

27 January 2014

Building resilience in Africa's desert through a twin track approach

When responding to a drought in Mauritania, IFRC and the Mauritania Red Crescent launched a twin track approach. It allowed immediate needs to be met while at the same time building resiliency among villagers in the long term.
Growing gardens in the desert heat of Mauritania
2 May 2013

Growing gardens in the desert heat of Mauritania

It is hot and the midday sun scorches the sand. Mile after mile of travel and there is not a body of water to be seen. Animal carcasses rot on the side of the road. Yet amid this harsh desert climate, among a cluster of communities, tomatoes, onions and w
Strengthening a partnership for development in Mauritania between the Red Crescent Society and its government
29 April 2013

Strengthening a partnership for development in Mauritania between the Red Crescent Society and its government

Just hours after touching down in Mauritania on 24 April for his first visit to the west African country, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Taderatu Konoé was sitting down to tea with the country’
Solidarity and support in the shadow of acute malnutrition in Mauritania
18 January 2012

Solidarity and support in the shadow of acute malnutrition in Mauritania

Tibiba, a woman living in the Mberdya village, in Gorgol, southern Mauritania, works as volunteer in a health centre focused on malnutrition, run by the French Red Cross and the Mauritanian Red Crescent.
Women play a crucial role combatting food insecurity in Mauritania
11 January 2012

Women play a crucial role combatting food insecurity in Mauritania

The village of Tchout, Mauritania, has not a single man living there; all have moved to towns in search of work. The lack of rain has halted agricultural production in the area, leading to a serious shortage of food.
Spotting and preventing malnutrition in Mauritania
22 December 2011

Spotting and preventing malnutrition in Mauritania

Malnutrition is a complex problem with causes that go beyond access to good food sources.
Mauritania : Red Cross provides assistance to refugees
21 April 2006

Mauritania : Red Cross provides assistance to refugees

On March 2, the Mauritanian Red Crescent and the Spanish Red Cross started to assist migrants in holding facilities in Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Marième brightens up Mauritanian desert
29 July 2003

Marième brightens up Mauritanian desert

The road to the village of Choum, on Mauritania’s border with Western Sahara, is long and arduous.

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