Quick Facts

Dedicated Migrant Detention Sites: 1 (2009)

Est. Detention Capacity: 216 Bunk Beds (2008)

Max. Length of Detention: No Limit

Refugees: 27,041 (January 2009)

Asylum Applicants: 62 (January 2009)

Last updated: February 2010

Mauritania Country Links

 

Government Agencies

 

Agence Nationale d’Appui et d’Insertion des Réfugiés (French)
http://www.anair.mr

 

République islamique de Mauritanie (French)
http://www.mauritania.mr/fr/index.php

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International Organizations

 

International Labour Organisation - Le Bureau Sous Régional de l'OIT pour le Sahel (French)
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/region/afpro/dakar/

 

International Organisation for Migration – Mauritania Country Information
http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/mauritania

 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Mauritania Country Information
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e486026.html

 

 

NGOs and Research Institutions

 

Amnesty International – Mauritania
http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/mauritania

 

Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)
http://www.carim.org

 

Human Rights Watch – Mauritania
http://www.hrw.org/en/africa/mauritania

 

Mauritanian Red Crescent
http://www.ifrc.org/ADDRESS/mr.asp

 

Spanish Red Cross
http://www.cruzroja.es

 

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Media

 

African Press Agency
http://www.apanews.net/apa.php?id_mot=72&page=show_country_eng

 

Afrik
http://en.afrik.com/mauritania

 

Afrol News
http://www.afrol.com/countries/mauritania

 

Agence Mauritanienne d’Information (French)
http://www.ami.mr/fr/defaultfr.htm

 

Jeune Afrique (French)
http://www.jeuneafrique.com/pays/mauritanie/mauritanie.asp 

 

Le Calame (French)
http://www.lecalame.mr/

 

PanaPress
http://www.panapress.com/paysindexlat.asp?code=eng032