• Crisis Severity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 57,000 People displaced [?]

Overview

22/05/2019

Regional instability and conflict in Mali continue to drive displacement into Mauritania. As of March 2019, over 58,000 Malian refugees, some 60% of them children, 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 2019 as high at 6.2/10. ?

Latest Developments

25/02/2020

There is a rapid increase in the number of Malians fleeing to Mauritania. As of 21 February, about 1,000 Malian refugees have fled to Mauritania within only ten days while the usual average of arrivals is 50 people per week. Malian refugees crossing into Mauritania are usually from Northern Mali, but new arrivals have mostly fled Segou and Niono in central Mali suggesting that the recent surge is caused by the increase of violence in central Mali.?

Information gaps

11/09/2019

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.