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Refugees in Mauritania

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All refugees JSON 
54,177
Last updated 30 Nov 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Mali UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2017
  97.1%
52,591
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  1.0%
543
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  0.8%
457
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  0.5%
268
Others UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  0.3%
163
Senegal UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2017
  0.1%
68
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  0.1%
47
State of Palestine UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2017
  0.1%
40


All refugees by location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Hodh Ech Chargui UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2017
  96.2%
52,591
Nouakchott UNHCR, Government 31 Mar 2017
  3.8%
2,053


Malian refugees in M'bera refugee camp since 2012 JSON  .CSV 
Registered Malian refugee returnees since 2013 JSON 
5,175
Last updated 30 Jun 2017
Source - Government 
Note 30.06.17
  • No voluntary returns of Malian refugees have been facilitated from Mauritania since September 2016.
Registered voluntary Malian refugee returnees since 2013 (non-cumulative) JSON  .CSV 
Asylum seekers JSON 
674
Last updated 31 Oct 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 28 November 2017

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    UNHCR Mauritania Operational update

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    News and achievements about UNHCR operation in Mauritania
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    UNHCR Operational Update

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    موريتانيا 15 نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2017
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 27 October 2017

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    Funding
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    UNHCR Mauritania operational update

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    News and Achievements about UNHCR Operation in Mauritania (AR)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation: Durable Solutions - Malian Refugees Q1 2017

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    Snapshot
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    THE DG ECHO - DFID PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO SAHEL EMERGENCIES

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    THE DG ECHO - DFID SHARED PROGRAMME
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    UNHCR Mauritania Fact sheet

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    facts about UNHCR operation in Mauritania
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    UNHCR Mauritania Factsheet - April 2017

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    With some 50,000 displaced in Mauritania as a result of the protracted conflict in northern Mali, UNHCR is coordinating the humanitarian response to ensure refugees have access to protection and basic...
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 19 April 2017

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    Statistiques_Mauritania_12_August _2012

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    Published: 15 August 2012 (5 years ago)
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    Statistiques_Mauritania_29_July _2012

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    Published: 31 July 2012 (5 years ago)
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    Statistiques_Mauritania_14_July _2012

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    Statistiques de la population réfugiée - 24/06/2012

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    Statistiques de la population réfugiée - 27/05/2012

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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 28 November 2017

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    Funding
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 27 October 2017

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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 02 October 2017

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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 26 September 2017

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    Funding
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 18 September 2017

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    Mali Situation Funding Update
    Published: 18 September 2017 (2 months ago)
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    Mali: Refugees, IDPs, and Returnees Map - 30 June 2017

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    Mali Situation: Refugees, IDPs, and Returnees
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    Africa - UNHCR Presence

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    UNHCR Presence map
    Published: 3 May 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Middle East and North AFRICA (MENA) - UNHCR Presence

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    UNHCR Presence map
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    RMMS West Africa: Mixed Migration in West Africa Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the move

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    UNOWAS: Cartographie sectorielle Interventions relatives à la sécurité et à la gouvernance dans le Sahel

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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook

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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook
    Published: 30 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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    UN SC: Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 - June Status Report

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    Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 - June Status Report
    Published: 21 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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    Briefing to the Security Council on the Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and t...

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    Published: 13 January 2017 (10 months ago)
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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel

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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel
    Published: 16 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Impact Evaluations on the Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations

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    Synthesis Report of the Joint WFP and UNHCR Impact Evaluations
    Published: 18 January 2013 (4 years ago)
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    UNHCR Mauritania Operational update

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    News and achievements about UNHCR operation in Mauritania
    Published: 16 November 2017 (26 days ago)
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    UNHCR Operational Update

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    موريتانيا 15 نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2017
    Published: 15 November 2017 (27 days ago)
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    UNHCR Mauritania operational update

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    News and Achievements about UNHCR Operation in Mauritania (AR)
    Published: 23 October 2017 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Mauritania operational update

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    News and achievements of UNHCR operation in Mauritania
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    UNHCR operational update

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    News and Achievements about UNHCR operation in Mauritania
    Published: 19 September 2017 (2 months ago)
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    المستجدات العملياتية موريتانيا 15 سبتمبر/أيلول 2017

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    المستجدات العملياتية موريتانيا 15 سبتمبر/أيلول 2017
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    UNHCR Mauritania Operational Update

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    News and Achievements on UNHCR operation in Mauritania
    Published: 17 July 2017 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Regional Update #7 March - May 2017

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    Regional Update
    Published: 30 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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    UNHCR Operational Update

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    News and achievements of UNHCR in Mauritania
    Published: 16 April 2017 (7 months ago)
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  • UNHCR Mauritania_Fluctuation des chiffres_Camp Mberra_Janvier 2017

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    Statistiiques
    Published: 31 January 2017 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Operational Update

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    News and achievements of UNHCR in Mauritania
    Published: 16 April 2017 (7 months ago)
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    UNOWAS E-magazine N.3 (ENG/FR)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 31 July 2017 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2016

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    Global Trends
    Published: 30 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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    UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Accountability Report 2016

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    Published: 30 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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    USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, Remarks at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment side event

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    Presenting the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 and the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 Status Report
    Published: 21 June 2017 (5 months ago)
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  • World Refugee Day 2017
    Malian Refugees Fight the Cold with Uniqlo
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    • Mauritania - Mali Situation

      Following violence, hostilities, human rights violations and a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern part of Mali since January 2012, large numbers of Malians have been seeking refuge in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger or displaced internally.


    Malian refugee demography JSON 
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    AVIS D’APPEL A CANDIDATURE POUR BOURSES DAFI

    UNHCR, 18 Oct 2017

    L’UNHCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés, met à la disposition des étudiants des bourses d’études offertes par le Programme DAFI dans le cadre de sa coopération avec le Gouvernement de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne. Les bourses sont destinées en priorité aux étudiants : a. ... Read more

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    Mali : Réfugiés maliens en Mauritanie : Ces chiffres polémiques

    MaliActu.net, 28 Aug 2017

    Le retour volontaire des réfugiés maliens en Mauritanie fait débat et une vive polémique entoure le chiffre largement diffusé ces derniers temps. Le nombre des 60 000 retours volontaires est tout simplement faux. Entre le Haut-commissariat aux réfugiés (HCR) et les autorités maliennes, difficile ... Read more

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    UN envoy calls on Security Council to further support fight against terrorism in West Africa, Sahel

    UN News Centre, 13 Jul 2017

    13 July 2017 – Amid rising terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa and the United Nations envoy for the region called on the Security Council to further support national and Regional efforts to combat this "serious threat", including strengthening the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel. ... Read more

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    Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa's youth

    UN News Centre, 03 Jul 2017

    3 July 2017 – Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa's youth. Addressing her first African Union Summit since taking office, Ms. Mohammed said that ... Read more

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    Afrique de l'Ouest Key Message Update, Juin 2017 : Besoin d'accroître l’assistance humanitaire dans le bassin du Lac Tchad

    Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), 30 Jun 2017

    Messages clés Dans le nord-est du Nigeria, l’amélioration continue des conditions sécuritaires favorise le retour croissant de personnes déplacées et de réfugiés ainsi que l’amélioration des flux marchands. L’aide humanitaire a aussi connu une augmentation de volume, mais demeure insuffisante pou... Read more

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    UNHCR/IOM/WFP JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Japan contributes US$6 million to assist local communities and Malian refugees in south-east Mauritania

    UNHCR/IOM/WFP, 23 May 2017

    NOUAKCHOTT – The Government of Japan has provided US$6 million for the humanitarian efforts of three United Nations agencies in Mauritania: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The three ag... Read more

      Mauritania
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Nouakchott
    Languages
    ar
    Population
    3,631,775
    Area
    N/A
    GDP
    N/A
    GDP growth
    N/A
    Income level
    Lower middle income
    Gini index
    40.5
    Currency
    MRO
    Literacy rate
    N/A