My name is Massimiliano Cosci and I am a Logistics Cluster Officer, currently on mission in the Sahel Region and based in Mauritania, in order to assist with the food crisis.
The rehabilitation of Bassikounou airstrip in Mauritania was recently completed; this was a huge feat by all involved – without the use of Bassikounou airstrip , transporting life-saving relief items from the capital (Nouakchott) would normally take three or four days during the dry season and much longer during the rainy season. Now with a fully operational airstrip, passengers and cargo can be moved between Nouakchott and Bassikounou in a mere three hours.
Bassikounou is a small village in the south east of Mauritania, 63 km from the border with Mali. For security reasons, refugees from Mali are now being settled in M’... READ MORE