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.
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.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed sorrow today over the death of former President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, who led his West African country to independence and served as its first president from 1961 to 1978.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the ongoing armed attempts to overthrow the constitutional Government in Mauritania and called for an immediate end to the violence.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has issued an urgent appeal for funds to help feed 250,000 Mauritanians who are threatened by serious food shortages as a result of drought and recent torrential rains.