Mauritania

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IOM Provides Key Insights into Smuggling, Trafficking and Exploitation of Migrants in Nouadhibou

Nouakchott (Mauritania) - Due to its geographical position, Mauritania is both a country of destination and transit for many migrants seeking to reach Europe or North Africa. 

The latest figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) collected in 2019 show 116,000 migrants living in Mauritania, which represented one out of every 39 individuals.

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Promoting the Best Interests of the child, a Priority for IOM Mauritania in the Context of COVID-19

Nouakchott (Mauritania) – Every year, a significant number of unaccompanied and separated children from the subregion travel to Mauritania to work as domestic servants or study in traditional Koranic schools, called mahadras. Most of these children are from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone.

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Mauritania: Medical Experts Share their Experiences under the Temporary Return of Diaspora Programme

Nouakchott – The impact of COVID-19 on global health, economic and industrial facilities, and the need for urgent adaptation arising from this pandemic, call for profound revamps of these facilities, including equipment, preparedness and training of healthcare workers.

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IOM, UNICEF, and Save the Children facilitate the opening of Child Protection and Social Integration Centers amid COVID-19 crisis

Nouakchott – The Mauritanian government along with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children and UNICEF, inaugurated on 4 August the recently rehabilitated Centres for the Social Protection and Integration of Children (CPISE) of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.

The CPISEs will provide shelter and protection to children in vulnerable situations, including unaccompanied and separated migrant children. These centres are the only governmental structures empowered and mandated to receive these children.  

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