mauritania

UN experts concerned about situation of jailed anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

Voicing serious concern over recent intensified crackdown by the Mauritanian Government on the imprisoned anti-slavery activists, a group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the authorities to ensure a fair hearing and provide needed medical treatment for the detainees.

Mauritania: Ban welcomes release of human rights activists

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision.

UN rights office deplores death sentence against Mauritanian blogger

The United Nations human rights office today deplored the confirmation of the death sentence for apostasy against a Mauritanian blogger, Mohammad Ould M’Kaitir, by the appellate court on 21 April.

UN agencies warn of funding gaps as 450,000 Mauritanians face food insecurity

Two United Nations agencies today reiterated calls for more financial contributions to fund their work in Mauritania, where more than 450,000 people are suffering from food insecurity.

UN presses donors to continue vital support for Malian refugees in Mauritania

Three United Nations humanitarian agencies today urged donors to mobilize the necessary resources to maintain the vital assistance to 50,000 Malian refugees in Mberra camp in south-eastern Mauritania.