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Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the North-East of Mauritan

Within the framework of its collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) - host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - has mapped potential locust reproduction zones in the South of Algeria and the North-East of Mauritania. The experts analyzed the ecological conditions of the migratory locust for the period between 18 January and 3 February 2014. This activity was carried out at the request of the National Institute of Protection of Vegetation (INPV), which is in charge of fighting the locust infestation at the national level.

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Publishing Date: 28/03/2014
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Disaster

A child was killed and more than 3,500 people were left homeless when heavy rains caused houses to collapse in southwestern Mauritania, state media reported on Saturday (29/08/2009)

Source: Glide number

Torrential rain from 19 to 21 August 2010 led to the flooding of 8 regions affecting 38 communities. The collapse of houses has led to the displacement of over 1,000 families.

Source: GLIDEnumber

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