Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.3.00 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Mauritania is vulnerable to natural hazards such as droughts and flooding, causing malnutrition, disrupted livelihoods, and food insecurity. More than two-thirds of Mauritania is desert, and less than 1% of its land is usable for agriculture. The majority of the population (65%) provide for themselves through traditional agriculture and livestock farming and are heavily dependent on the rainy seasons, however, climate change has resulted in unpredictable seasonal rains, desertification and climatic conditions.?
According to the March 2020 Cadre Harmonisé analysis over 609,000 people will face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity between June and August 2020. The depletion of food stocks and consequences from the COVID-19 containment measures contributed to a rise in food insecurity. Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol, Guidimakha and Assaba districts are areas of particular concern in 2020 as a result of a drop in fodder production and inability to feed livestock.?
No recent significant humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
Nutrition: Malnutrition is widespread in Mauritania. More than 123,000 children will require emergency assistance to prevent and treat acute malnutrition in 2020, including more than 27,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.?