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Mauritania is very susceptible to natural disasters, particularly the flooding which occurs during the countryâ's annual rainy season.1 The urban centers are wholly unprepared to take on a sudden rise in population during rainy seasons.2 Since nearly half of the population relies on agriculture to support themselves, the effects of predicted climate change on the economy could be devastating if the government fails to adequately support mitigation methods.3 Twenty years of drought have also contributed to the desertification of much of Mauritaniaâ's land, severely limiting the agricultural productivity of the country.4

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1 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/africa/gcca-mauritania
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.who.int/features/2013/mauritania_environmental_health/en/
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Mauritania News

CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog) 
The Mauritanian Radio and Television Broadcast Authority today ordered Mauritania's five privately owned news stations to shut down for "failing to fulfil their financial agreements" with the country's broadcast regulator, local media reported. Local ... See more..
International Monetary Fund 
“The Mauritanian authorities and the IMF mission have made considerable progress in their discussions on an economic program and reform measures that could be supported under a new ECF arrangement covering the period 2017-20, aimed at preserving ... See more..
The New Arab (blog) 
While this intersection of interests has been developing due to economic demand, the political side of the deal has been essential as well. Mauritania's current government has been riding out a long-term crisis with Morocco, Algeria's regional rival. See more..
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Anadolu Agency 
Senegalese fishermen are fond of crossing over to Mauritania to fish regularly, a situation Mauritanian authorities think is putting their local fishermen out of business. Mauritania has not signed a fisheries agreement with Senegal under its new ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities have detained an opposition leader for two months on vague corruption charges, Human Rights Watch said today. They should free the opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if they ... See more..
World Policy Institute (blog) 
The prevalence of slavery in Mauritania is among the highest in the world. The efforts the nation has made in the past few decades to not only dismantle the institutionalized practice, but also criminalize it, remain largely unsuccessful. In 1981, by ... See more..
9news.com.au 
Mauritania is no micronation – the population is 4.3 million people and as many as 400,000 people are held in slavery. Slavery is typically along ethnic and racial lines, with black African Haratin oppressed by the Bidhan, or Moors. Haratin outnumber ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over 51,000 Malian refugees in the arid south-east region where Mbera refugee camp was established in 2012. UNHCR protects and assists over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers in the ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
Dubai: On September 8, a group of Americans landed in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, but were denied entry visas. The authorities refused to give a reason. However, it was clear it had something to do with the fact that the visitors were anti ... See more..
Reliefweb 
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border. Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara
Area

Total 1,030,700 sq km
Land 1,030,700 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

desert; constantly hot, dry, dusty
Natural Resources

iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphate, diamonds, gold, oil, fish ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dust/sand-laden sirocco wind blows primarily in March and April; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

overgrazing, deforestation, and soil erosion aggravated by drought are contributing to desertification; limited natural freshwater resources away from the Senegal, which is the only perennial river; locust infestation

Demographics

Nationality
Mauritanian
Population
3,437,610 (July 2013 est.)
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Half the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood, even though many of the nomads and subsistence farmers were forced into the cities by recurrent droughts in the 1970s and 1980s. Mauritania has extensive deposits of iron ore, which account for nearly 40% of total exports. The nation's coastal waters are among the richest fishing areas in the world but overexploitation by foreigners threatens this key source of revenue. The country's first deepwater port opened near Nouakchott in 1986. Before 2000, drought and economic mismanagement resulted in a buildup of foreign debt. In February 2000, Mauritania qualified ...See More for debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative and nearly all of its foreign debt has since been forgiven. A new investment code approved in December 2001 improved the opportunities for direct foreign investment. Mauritania and the IMF agreed to a three-year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement in 2006. Mauritania made satisfactory progress, but the IMF, World Bank, and other international actors suspended assistance and investment in Mauritania after the August 2008 coup. Since the presidential election in July 2009, donors have resumed assistance. Oil prospects, while initially promising, have largely failed to materialize, and the government has placed a priority on attracting private investment to spur economic growth. The government also emphasizes reduction of poverty, improvement of health and education, and privatization of the economy. Economic growth remained around 5% in 2010-12, mostly because of rising prices of gold, copper, iron ore, and oil. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$7.824 billion (2012 est.); $7.356 billion (2011 est.); $7.082 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

17.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

dates, millet, sorghum, rice, corn; cattle, sheep
Industries

fish processing, oil production, mining (iron ore, gold, and copper)