Mauritania

Established in 2007, the IOM Mission in Mauritania collaborates with the Government of Mauritania and other partners in an effort to strengthen national migration management capacity and enhance support of migrants in the country. Moreover, since the outbreak of conflict in Northern Mali in 2012, IOM has supported host communities surrounding the M’bera refugee camp, as well as the Malian refugees fleeing armed conflict in their country. The IOM Mission in Mauritania is covered by the Regional Office for West and Central Africa and is part of the UN Country Team. The Mission’s main office is in Nouakchott and has an additional presence in Bassikounou.