Mauritania - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim AidMauritania

Although rich in cultural heritage, Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world. A high level of poverty affects nearly 68 percent of people living in rural areas, while many in the cities struggle with poor infrastructure, a lack of social services, and high unemployment. And although half of the country continues to depend on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood, arable land is scare and prone to desertification. The poverty which strikes Mauritania is evident not only in low incomes, but also in substandard housing and in the limited access the average person has to basic services such as potable water, health care, and education.

Mauritania - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

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Vital Stats

Population: 3,300,300
Infant Mortality Rate: 12 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 53 years
Major Diseases: Very high risk bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, Rift Valley Fever (limited locations), meningococcal meningitis
Religions: Muslim - 100%
Literacy Rate: 42 %
Unemployment Rate: 20 %
Poverty Rate: 60 %
Natural Hazards: Hot, dry and dust-laden windstorms in Spring; periodic drought