• Crisis Severity ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 61,000 People displaced [?]

Overview

04/01/2021

Regional instability and conflict in Mali continue to drive displacement into Mauritania. As of September 2020, over 61,000 Malian refugees, are living in and around Mbera camp in the southeast of Mauritania.?The camp continues to be highly dependent on the government and external humanitarian assistance. Being a long-time established refugee camp, humanitarian actors’ strategies for the refugee population are focused on both ensuring access to basic services as well as supporting empowering activities, durable solutions and peaceful coexistence with the local community. Large scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to the persistence of violence in central and northern Mali. ?

INFORM measures Mauritania's risk of a humanitarian crisis for 2020 as high at 5.4/10. ?

Latest Developments

01/03/2021

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Information gaps

29/06/2020

Very little information is available regarding the humanitarian conditions of Malian refugees in Mauritania. This is particularly the case for refugees residing outside of Mbera camp.