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Mauritania

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In 2019, COOPI started a business development project in the south-eastern part of Mauritania, 18 km from Bassikounou, in the region of Hodh El Gharbi, where the Mbera refugee camp is located.

This area is now hosting 58,509 refugees and is characterised by very high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, high vulnerability to climate shocks and significant isolation, caused by the lack of basic infrastructure and services that affect the population.

Due to growing instability in northern Mali, refugees in Mbera camp are forced to stay and their impact on the environment and the living conditions of the approximately 24,000 inhabitants of the Bassikounou area requires an urgent support in order to maintain a peaceful coexistence with the indigenous population.

COOPI is contributing to strengthen the economic autonomy of the refugees and the host population, offering competitive goods and services, creating sustainable jobs and improving the technical capacity of producers, through intervention at various levels of the supply chain.


THE SITUATION IN Mauritania

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Human Development Index (HDI)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Index 2020

46,5% %

Illiteracy rate (% adults aged 15 and older)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Index 2020

22.8 %

Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition


Source: UNDP - Human Development Index 2020

0 %

Rate of population living below poverty line


Source: UNDP - Human Development Index 2020

COOPI'S ACTIVITY IN Mauritania

3

Projects
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021

12,619

Beneficiaries
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021

7

International staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021

35

Local staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021

LATEST NEWS

Mauritania. First SME Fair

In Mauritania, in Bassikounou, COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale organised the first Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Product Fair from 17 to 20 December...

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