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Religion, Education
"Engaging in Mission with the World Christian Movement." Since our founding in 1922 we have been engaging in mission with the world Christian movement through our: 1. Residential community for missionaries, church leaders, research scholars, and artists from around the world 2. International Bulletin of Mission Research 3. Study program in ...See More intercultural Christian mission Show Less
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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion, Education, Economy, Human Rights, Family
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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We bring people together to help the oppressed.
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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
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Environment
Albania is experiencing increased temperatures, less annual rainfall, and an increase in the frequency of floods and droughts. The government, along with the World Bank, has developed education programs and policies about the overall vulnerability, risk, and adaptations that need to be made in order to protect the economy of Albania from the effects of a changing climate.1 The government has also engaged in public awareness campaigns and has increased enforcement measures for laws concerning climate change and the environment. Overall, there is more political commitment and stronger coordination for environmental protection than has ever previously seen in the country.2

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/albania/brief/climate-change-in-albania
2 http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/albania/ipa/2013/centralised/ipa_2013_024190_pilot_sector_programme_on_environment_and_climate_change.pdf
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north
Area

Total 28,748 sq km
Land 27,398 sq km
Water 1,350 sq km

Climate

mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents

Demographics

Nationality
Albanian
Population
3,011,405 (July 2013 est.)
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Religions

Finances

Albania, a formerly closed, centrally-planned state, is making the difficult transition to a more modern open-market economy. Macroeconomic growth averaged around 6% between 2004-08, but declined to about 3% in 2009-11, and 0.5% in 2012. Inflation is low and stable. The government has taken measures to curb violent crime, and recently adopted a fiscal reform package aimed at reducing the large gray economy and attracting foreign investment. Remittances, a significant catalyst for economic growth declined from 12-15% of GDP before the 2008 financial crisis to 8% of GDP in 2010, mostly from Albanians residing in Greece and Italy. The agricultural ...See More sector, which accounts for almost half of employment but only about one-fifth of GDP, is limited primarily to small family operations and subsistence farming because of lack of modern equipment, unclear property rights, and the prevalence of small, inefficient plots of land. Energy shortages because of a reliance on hydropower - 98% of the electrical power produced in Albania - and antiquated and inadequate infrastructure contribute to Albania's poor business environment and lack of success in attracting new foreign investment needed to expand the country's export base. FDI is among the lowest in the region, but the government has embarked on an ambitious program to improve the business climate through fiscal and legislative reforms. The completion of a new thermal power plant near Vlore has helped diversify generation capacity, and plans to upgrade transmission lines between Albania and Montenegro and Kosovo would help relieve the energy shortages. Also, with help from EU funds, the government is taking steps to improve the poor national road and rail network, a long-standing barrier to sustained economic growth. The country will continue to face challenges from increasing public debt, having slightly exceeded its former statutory limit of 60% of GDP in 2012. Strong trade, remittance, and banking sector ties with Greece and Italy make Albania vulnerable to spillover effects of the global financial crisis. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$26.54 billion (2012 est.); $26.2 billion (2011 est.); $25.44 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 14.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products; sheep
Industries

perfumes and cosmetic products, food and tobacco products; textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower