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Volunteers in this West African nation work in the areas of education, environmental and agricultural conservation, health, business development, and information technology. The Girls Education and Empowerment (GEE) project is Peace Corps/Mauritania’s newest project. The project’s key goal is to support the education of girls in school and out of school by undertaking quality and quantity measures to improve support from the community. Update: The Mauritania program was suspended on August 7, 2009, due to safety and security concerns. Peace Corps will continue to assess the situation and determine when the security conditions permit the safe return of Volunteers. The Peace Corps office in Nouakchott remains open and staff continue to report to work.


Vital Statistics

Population Average
3 million
Program Dates
1966-1967, 1971-2011
Number of Volunteers
Total Volunteers to Date
Program Sectors
Languages Spoken
Arabic, French, Hassynia, Pulaar, Soninke, and Wolof


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