Project Overview

As the LWF partners with the people of Mauritania, we engage in both long-term development assistance and humanitarian action. We work through local partners and communities to support locally owned livelihood development, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, and health awareness.

We help women to achieve their rights and provide support for those who are most vulnerable like pregnant and lactating mothers. We develop initiatives for improved stoves and solar energy to reduce reliance on scarce natural resources.

As we save lives and the meet basic needs of refugees, we provide support through shelter projects, household items, and increased access to water. In addition, we empower people through relevant and timely assistance like cash transfers.

Integrated Community Development Program

The project deals with three key performance areas, including disaster risk reduction, and emergency preparedness, sustainable livelihoods and community-led action for justice and peace. The project targets vulnerable people from Nouakchott, Brakna and Hodh El Charghui. 

Education for Girls

The project intends to enhance quality education for 330 sponsored children, including vulnerable, orphans and children with isabilities. The project covers school fees and suppies and medical insurance.

Assistance to Malian Refugees

LWF is one of the main implementing partners of the UN refugee agency in Mauriatnia. In 2015, LWF has taken over camp management of the Mbera refugee camp, which is home to53,000 Malian refugees. LWF work includes camp management, logistics (warehouses, garage, fuel station, transportation of food and distributions), and medical evacuation.

Malian Refugees and Host Communities livelihoods

The project aims at improving livelihoods of Malian refugees and the local host communities. This is being done by improving agricultural and pastoral techniques. The project provides seeds, tools and drip-to-drip technology for market gardening. Additionally, a market place was constructed in Mbera camp to give Malian refugees an opportunity to increase their income.

Child Protection

The project contributes to setting up a child protection system in Hodh El Charghui region. This work has been done in conjunction with government services and state actors. The project also supports the fight against child school-dropout through the life-skills program.

Nutrition for Pregnant Women

The project aims to increase capacity in national services in the provision of a health package to pregnant women, and to enhance capacities of community health workers in holding communications for change. The project also provides nutritional information and supplementary food to pregnant and lactating women from the two Hodh regions.

Livelihoods support

Main objective of this project is to provide vocational and technical training of youth to enable them to start their own business. Besides this kind of livelihood support, the project also aims to enhance community-based psychosocial support in Mbera camp and host communities by promoting jooint initiatives in peace, protection, culture and recreation.