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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Association pour la Lutte contre la Pauvreté et le sous Développement (ALPD)
BP 3867 Nouakchott, Mauritania
Tel: +222 45 24 45 51
Contact Person: Mohamed Vall ISSA, President
The ALPD is an NGO working against poverty and under development based in Mauritania. It helps with registration of refugees and offers protection and assistance for asylum seekers and migrants.
Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme (AMDH)
BP 5012, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Tel: +222 25 15 02
Fax: +222 25 28 94
Contact Person: Maître Fatimata MBAYE, Présidente de l’AMDH
AMDH works with refugees and other displaced persons in collaboration with the UNHCR. Some of the difficulties faced by refugees in Mauritania stem from the fact that the state does not grant refugee status as envisioned under international law, but rather treats them as immigrants. It has also been concerned the displacement of Mauritanians, taking up the cases of some who were allowed to return.
Santé sans Frontières
279, Sebkha Nouakchott
Tel: +222 45 29 11 97
Santé sans Frontières provides medical and health assistance to refugees by mobile clinics, including sensitisation, screening, care, delivery of free medicines, condoms, bed nets, etc.