Mauritanie - Aide humanitaire d’urgence aux victimes des inondations de la ville de Nouakchott

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Apr 2014
Signature Date 22 May 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Commitment U.A 530,438.78
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present emergency humanitarian aid operation for flood victims in the city of Nouakchott complements the efforts of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to cope with the consequences of the floods caused by the torrential rains of the months of August-September 2013 and help the populations still affected. It also aims to support the efforts of the authorities to prevent new disasters or at least to mitigate their effects on the population, as wintering rains regularly cause floods in Mauritania and cause significant human and material damage. The proposed contribution of the Bank is US $ 820,000 in the form of a grant from the Special Relief Fund (SSF). The donation will provide a short-term response to the consequences of recent floods, including the provision of food products, the provision of relief materials and equipment, and other one-time support from partners. The activities subject to the financing of this grant cover the acquisition of a set of equipment that will provide the National Office of Sanitation with adapted logistics that will equip the ten (10) Operational Units that will be installed at the level of nine (09) districts of the city of Nouakchott and the Technical Department of the Urban Community of Nouakchott. The operation must be implemented as soon as possible and its total duration should not exceed six (6) months from the date of signature of the grant agreement letter.

Project Objectives

The main objective of this operation is to contribute to mitigating the consequences of the floods which Nouakchott underwent during the wintering of 2013 on the populations in order to prevent the repetition with each wintering period, significant material damage putting in jeopardy their health and the infrastructures of the city. Specifically, the objective of the intervention is to provide the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) with sufficient logistical means to enable it to cope with crisis situations. This equipment will be made available to the Rapid Intervention Brigade (BIR), which is the unit responsible for replacing the traditional actions of ONAS in case of floods.


The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the populations of the city of Nouakchott and the National Office of Sanitation (ONAS) are the main beneficiaries of the intervention.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-EB0-005
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania
Coordinates Location Name
18.08581 -15.9785 Nouakchott