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Mauritania has a population of approximately 4 million, out of which half live under the poverty line. The major part of the country is in the Sahara Desert. Half of the population is dependent on agriculture or fishing. Children and especially girls face many challenges to participation in education. Climate change has caused increasing drought in Mauritania and food security, which was already challenging, is now threatened. Felm is the only Finnish NGO who works on development issues with the civil society of Mauritania.

Implementing partner: Bienfaisants Sans Frontiers (BSF)

Implementing partner: ONG Actions

Photos from Mauritania