UN food agency urges more aid for Mauritania to fight child malnutrition

Though food distributions are improving conditions for thousands of people across Mauritania, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called for greater international aid in the “uphill battle” against malnutrition, especially among children in the south and south-east.

UN food agency provides emergency assistance to remote area of Mauritania

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has stepped up emergency food distribution in Mauritania, including to 6,300 people suffering from serious food shortages in parts of the remote Hodh Chargui region.

Calling for return to constitutional order, Annan condemns coup in Mauritania

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the coup d’etat that took place in Mauritania, urging respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Mauritania: Annan 'deeply troubled' by reports of attempted coup

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is deeply troubled by reports of an attempt underway to overthrow the Government of Mauritanian President Ould Taya by force, according to a statement released by United Nations spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.