First set of Mauritanian refugees return home under UN programme

Over 100 Mauritanian refugees, part of a group of 24,000 who fled to neighbouring Senegal over two decades ago, are returning to their home country today under a voluntary repatriation programme launched by the United Nations refugee agency after steps were taken by the governments concerned to address their plight.

Mauritanian refugees in Senegal to go home within weeks with UN help

Some 24,000 Mauritanians, who fled to Senegal nearly two decades ago after a long-standing border dispute escalated into ethnic violence, are set to start returning home within weeks under a United Nations-backed voluntary repatriation programme.

Thousands of Mauritanians to return home from Senegal with help of UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency has signed an accord with Mauritania and Senegal that will allow an estimated 24,000 Mauritanians living in northern Senegal to return home and reintegrate into their former communities.

UN refugee agency moves supplies from Liberia to Mauritania for aid operation

The United Nations refugee agency has succeeded in dispatching a truck convoy from Liberia to Mauritania in a 25-day journey aimed at redeploying resources as part of a broader cost-saving effort that will benefit thousands of people.

UN appeals for urgently-needed funds for Sahrawi and Mauritanian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today urgently appealed for funding for its work in refugee camps in Western Sahara and Algeria as well as for the repatriation of Mauritanian refugees.

UN agency appeals for more funds to feed 470,000 hungry Mauritanians

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for urgent new funding to feed 470,000 people in Mauritania, warning that flooding is putting greater pressure on its dwindling supplies for both flood victims and returning refugees.

Mauritania: UN refugee agency appeals for funds to aid refugee return

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today launched a $7 million appeal to help 24,000 refugees voluntarily return to Mauritania from Senegal and Mali.

Without new funds 68,000 hungry Mauritanian children face cut in UN food rations

Up to 68,000 young children in Mauritania, already threatened by malnutrition, will have their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year unless substantial new contributions are forthcoming, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

UN food agency appeals for urgent funds for Mauritania as hunger spikes

Facing a complete break in supplies in Mauritania at the end of next month, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on the international community to urgently come up with $4 million to fund its vital food aid operation for nearly 400,000 people so that the desert nation can pull through the most difficult months of the year.

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.