Financial institutions back support programmes for vulnerable populations

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The British aid agency, the World Bank (WB) and the French Agency and Development (ADF) are backing the Mauritanian government for an innovative seasonal monetary transfer programme for families affected by disasters like drought called "Al Maouna Transfert," a joint World Bank/AFD declaration said on Wednesday.

The programme is achieved through a database on poor and vulnerable families listed on Mauritanian social register which identified beneficiaries established by a national food security watchdog.

In 2017, the Cash transfer programme enabled every beneficiary family to receive 34,000 Ouguiya (or 78 Euros) every month for three months in the period of hunger gap.

The transfer enables families to buy the necessary food.

The World Bank supports and wants the consolidation of the programme which is an essential tool in the national response system against disasters.

Mauritania is facing serious food threat following a deficit of rains recorded in 2017-2018 rainy season.
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