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Allegations of Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Sahel

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 9, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned by the growing number of allegations of human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by state security forces in the Sahel, including those documented by Human Rights Watch in its July 8 report, as well as those reported by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization ...
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Mauritania – Health Alert

Location:  Mauritania       Event: As of 06 July 2020, the Mauritanian Ministry of Health has confirmed 4,827 cases of COVID-19 in Mauritania.        IMPORTANT: Air France is scheduled to conduct one-way flights from Nouakchott to Paris every week until the end of July. From Paris, there will be connecting flights to various airports in the United States.    Travelers must purchase tickets directly from the Air France/Prestair office, ...
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The Embassy of the United States is an active participant in the response to COVID-19 in Mauritania

Nouakchott-  The Embassy of the United States is an active participant in the response to COVID-19 in Mauritania.  Today, the United States government is supplying the Ministry of Health with 3,000 Viral Transportation Media (VTMs).  These VTMs, which are a vital component of the COVID-19 testing process, were donated by the U.S. Department of Defense, and will strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to identify COVID-19 patients and safely transport ...
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