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Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Mauritania


Titre : Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Mauritania

Pays : Mauritania

Durée : 15th March 2012 to 15th August 2012

The shortage of rain during 2011 has caused a significant drop in the agricultural production and fodder for animals in the Sahel region of West Africa. In Mauritania this has resulted in a food crisis affecting approximately 700,000 people, located mainly in Hodh Echargui, Guidmagha, Gorgol and Assaba. Coupled with this has been the mass movement of refugees from Mali as a result of armed clashes. These two events have led to humanitarian organizations scaling up operations in order to address the immediate needs of beneficiaries.

Présentation _ Due to insecurity in the parts of Mauritania where beneficiaries are located, coupled with the long distances that humanitarian workers must travel to reach these localities, the country office is proposing this Special Operation (SO) be established for the provision of a safe and reliable air transport service to the humanitarian community in Mauritania. WFP is planning to deploy a 19-seats B1900 aircraft and establish an operational base in Nouakchott to serve at least six destinations within the country.

The objectives are : • To provide safe, efficient and cost-effective inter-agency air transport service for over 90 United Nations Agencies, NGOs and donor organizations providing humanitarian assistance in Mauritania ; • To transport light cargo such as medical supplies, high energy foods and information and communications technology (ICT) equipment ; and • To provide timely medical and security evacuations for the humanitarian community in Mauritania

Coût Total (United States dollars)
Total cost to WFP : US$1,919,976

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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