causes
countries

Mauritanie

Map
Organizations in Mauritanie View all

Locations
Afghanistan , Albania , Algeria , Angola , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bangladesh ...See More Countries , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Denmark , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , Gabon , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Greece , Greenland , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritanie , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Netherlands , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Sierra Leone , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , UAE , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Human Rights
Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

Locations
Afghanistan , Algeria , American Samoa , Angola , Anguilla , Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina , Armenia , Aruba , Australia ...See More Countries , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bermuda , Bhutan , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Comoros , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Cook Islands , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Dominica , Dominican Republic , East Timor , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Faroe Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , French Polynesia , Gabon , Gambia , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Gibraltar , Greece , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Guam , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kiribati , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macau , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Maldives , Mali , Marshall Islands , Martinique , Mauritanie , Mauritius , Mayotte , Mexico , Moldova , Mongolia , Montenegro , Montserrat , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nauru , Nepal , Netherlands , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Niue , Norfolk Island , Northern Mariana Islands , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Palau , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Pitcairn Islands , Poland , Portugal , Qatar , Republic of Chad , Reunion Island , Romania , Russia , Rwanda , Samoa , San Marino , Sao Tome and Principe , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Seychelles , Sierra Leone , Singapore , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , South Georgia , South Korea , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Swaziland , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Taiwan , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Tokelau , Tonga , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , Turks and Caicos Islands , Tuvalu , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Wallis-Et-Futuna , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zaire , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Health
Hesperian Health Guides is a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health. We develop easy to read materials that are produced in many languages. All are available through our bookstore and for free online on our ...See More HealthWiki. Show Less

Locations
Argentina , Australia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Botswana , Brazil , Burkina Faso , Cameroon , Canada , Chile ...See More Countries , China , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Croatia , Cuba , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Finland , France , Germany , Greece , Guatemala , Honduras , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Italy , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Madagascar , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritanie , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Netherlands , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Panama , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , South Africa , Spain , Sudan , Sweden , Taiwan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Turkey , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Venezuela , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Religion
Moms in Prayer International is a worldwide ministry devoted to covering every child and every school in prayer. Started in 1984 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, we are now headquartered in beautiful Poway, California and have prayer groups in over 140 countries. Moms in Prayer exists because one mom felt a ...See More burden to pray for her children with another mom… and we have grown into a global movement of prayer. Show Less

Locations
Afghanistan , Algeria , Bangladesh , Benin , Bhutan , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Central African Republic , China , Cote d'Ivoire ...See More Countries , Egypt , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Japan , Jordan , Kuwait , Laos , Lebanon , Liberia , Libya , Maldives , Mali , Mauritanie , Morocco , Myanmar , Nepal , Niger , Nigeria , North Korea , Oman , Pakistan , Palestine , Philippines , Qatar , Republic of Chad , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Korea , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Syria , Taiwan , Tajikistan , Thailand , Togo , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , UAE , UK , Uzbekistan , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen Show Less Countries
Causes
Religion, Poverty
A Relational Missionary Movement Reaching the Unreached
View all

Causes We Support

Environment
Family
Human Rights
Education
Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Health
Children/Youth
Environment
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

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

Mauritanie News

L'Équipe.fr 
Eliminée de la course au Mondial 2018, la Mauritanie s'est imposée 1-0 contre le Bénin. Les hommes de Corentin Martins ont marqué en toute fin de match à la suite d'un penalty imaginaire, transformé par Bessam. Rédaction ... See more..
Africa Top Sports (Blog) 
Malgré un retour d'Adama Ba et devant son public, la Mauritanie n'a pas eu la tâche aisée devant les Ecureuils. Une formation d'Omar Tchomogo décimée par les blessures et absences de dernières minutes qui s'est retrouvée à 16 pour la rencontre. See more..
RFI 
Le Quai d'Orsay vient de reconsidérer son avis aux voyageurs pour certaines régions de la Mauritanie. En raison des menaces terroristes, certaines. See more..
See More News
Maghreb Emergent 
Les travaux de la commission mixte mauritano-chinoise de coopération économique et commerciale, ont été ouverts jeudi à Nouakchott, sous la présidence ... See more..
Girondins4Ever 
Dès 17 heures, le Bénin affrontait la Mauritanie de Corentin Martins (ancien joueur bordelais de 1999 à 2000) pour le compte d'un match amical. Le girondin Olivier Verdon est entré en seconde période et a honoré sa première sélection. Le match s'est ... See more..
Jeune Afrique 
Le projet de révision constitutionnelle en Mauritanie, qui prévoit notamment la suppression du Sénat et le changement du drapeau national, sera soumis à référendum "le plus rapidement possible", a annoncé le président mauritanien mercredi soir après le ... See more..
Mondafrique 
Diffusée en janvier 2017 sur plusieurs sites mauritaniens, l'information est passée inaperçue en France. Plusieurs personnalités proches du président ... See more..
Trek Magazine 
Pour la première fois depuis 2010, le ministère français des Affaires étrangères ne déconseille plus formellement les déplacements dans l'Adrar mauritanien, dans la région de Chinguetti et Ouadane, où se déroulaient avant les conflits saharo-sahéliens ... See more..
Mondafrique 
Arrivée la première sur le marché mauritanien en 2000, la société Mattel avait suscité de grands espoirs chez ses actionnaires et parmi son personnel ... See more..
Le Monde 
L'année précédente, les tensions avaient explosé entre la Mauritanie et le Sénégal, tensions identitaires, questions de souveraineté et aussi de propriété foncière sur les rives du fleuve où, d'un côté et de l'autre, vivent les mêmes communautés ... See more..
Show Less News

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.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

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)