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The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forests. These unique coastal ecosystems linking land and sea, play a vital role in helping to keep our planet healthy. Mangroves once sheltered three-quarters of tropical and subtropical shorelines. Today, only half remain.

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Human trafficking is a pervasive issue within Suriname's culture.1 Young girls and women are being exploited in the prostitution industry.2 In remote mining camps, prostitution rings are common and, with a very limited government presence in those regions, it is very difficult to monitor the sex trafficking.3 Additionally, migrant workers on fishing boats are extremely vulnerable to forced labor.4 The government has not met any international standards on the elimination of human trafficking and the country is currently on the Tier 2 Watch List of countries involved in trafficking.5

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1 http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226824.htm
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Suriname News

Demerara Waves 
PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Trade unions and other civil groups which for the past weeks have staged protest demonstrations against the government, are filing a ... See more..
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 
Suriname's most successful businessman has interests in industries from cement to ketchup. He's heading a government commission negotiating Alcoa's ... See more..
Reuters 
FRANKFURT, April 26 Deutsche Boerse said on Wednesday that first quarter net profit rose 39.5 percent to 286 million euros ($311.5 million), lifted in part by divestiture of the shareholding in BATS Global Markets. See more..
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Demerara Waves 
PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital ... See more..
World Health Organization 
On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a ... See more..
Upstream Online 
“Apache has completed drilling operations of the Kolibrie-1 well in Block 53 offshore Suriname. The well was deemed noncommercial,” an Apache representative told Upstream in an email, adding that the US independent has released the rig from the ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) – Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals, including a union leader, during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo on Tuesday. At the fourth demonstration so far this month, the protestors, chanting ... See more..
Caribbean Life 
Like they did Just like they did when former Suriname military strongman Desi Bouterse's National Democratic Party (NDP) dominated a coalition government at the close of the 1990s, political opposition, labor and civil society are once again ganging up ... See more..
Financial Times 
He was born and raised in a family of celery farmers in the district of Wanica, near Suriname's capital, Paramaribo, but trained as a medical doctor and biologist in Amsterdam and Leiden in the Netherlands. He has researched and helped treat ... See more..
News from Rutgers 
According to Patrick Geraghty, public diplomacy and public affairs advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Suriname, the opening of a new American embassy brings with it amazing potential for public engagement. A key component of that outreach, he says, is the ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Area

Total 163,820 sq km
Land 156,000 sq km
Water 7,820 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by trade winds
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities

Demographics

Nationality
Surinamese
Population
566,846 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. Economic growth, which reached about 7% in 2008, owing to sizeable foreign investment in mining and oil, slowed to 2.2% in 2009 as investment waned and the country earned less from its commodity exports when global prices for most commodities fell. Trade picked up, boosting Suriname's economic growth about 4% per year in 2010-12, but the government's budget remained strained. Inflation rose from 1.3% in ...See More 2009 to 17.7% in 2011. In January 2011, the government devalued the currency by 20% and raised taxes to reduce the budget deficit. As a result of these measures, inflation receded to 6% in 2012. Suriname''s economic prospects for the medium term will depend on continued commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.874 billion (2012 est.); $6.58 billion (2011 est.); $6.285 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industries

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing