Summary of current response
An initial CHF 100,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support start-up the early stages of the response operation in Mauritania. The IFRC Sahel Regional Office is providing support to the Mauritanian Red Crescent in the preparation of the MoU and provision of DREF funds (to support the nutrition activities to 2,000 children under 2, pregnant and lactating women), along with the deployment of a Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) delegate to support the operation.
Through the financial support from British Red Cross, between 20 June and 1 July the Senegalese Red Cross and British Red Cross will co-facilitate a National Disaster Response Team training to Mauritanian Red Crescent staff and volunteers in food security, nutrition, livelihoods and cash transfer programming. The training builds and reinforces technical capacity amongst key MRC staff and volunteers, and is an important preparatory step towards delivering a high quality set of emergency response and medium term support activities within the framework of this operation.
An operations Coordinator for Sahel regional office has been recruited and will be starting as of last week of June and will take charge of the current and upcoming management of the emergency appeal. Another delegate will be deployed to the IFRC Sahel region to provide technical support to food security sector.