CHALLENGE Located in southeastern Africa, Mozambique is a low-income, food-deficit country with a largely rural population of 31 million. In 2015, the country reached its …
CHALLENGE While 75% of the population in Mauritania depends on subsistence agriculture and pastoralism, the country has been facing drought exacerbated by climate change which …
Magham, Mauritania is a pastoral village with 300 residents and 2,500 cattle.
Villagers in the southern areas of Mauritania live in the most remote part of the country that is vulnerable to even the smallest changes in food prices brought on by the onset of droughts.
In the Gorgol region of Mauritania – where drought and poverty mean every scrap of food counts – milk is a crucial source of protein and nutrition for growing children.
Counterpart International’s staff in Mauritania visited the village of Medine to monitor children’s health and found a little boy named Khané Mint Izidbih severely malnourished.
Much of the food aid for drought-stricken West Africa has gone to malnourished children. Now more aid is arriving to protect their nutritional gains.
Counterpart International is the first organization to bring a new, quick test for malaria to community health programs in Mauritania.