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.

Founder of modern Mauritania dies; Annan sends condolences

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.

Mauritania: Annan strongly condemns coup attempts, calls for end to violence

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.

UN food agency seeks funds to aid Mauritania drought and torrential rain victims

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.