Security in mauritania

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By Brenda Vaughan ( on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 7:42 am: Edit Post

I was recently informed that all volunteers in Mauritania had been relocated in Senegal while a security team toured the country. What is going on and what is the status?

By Admin1 (admin) ( on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 9:06 am: Edit Post

The information that we have been able to put together on the situation is Mauritania is that after the murder of an American teacher in Mauritania in June, Peace Corps Washington decided to send a safety assessment team to do a country-wide security review for Mauritania and make recommendations on whether the program should remain open.

All volunteers are safe and are temporarily in Senegal while the assessment is being performed.

Disclaimer: All the information we have provided above is from our own investigations and does not represent the official position of the United States Peace Corps. We have asked Peace Corps Washington to keep us informed on the status of the program in Mauritania and we will post any official statements that we receive from the Peace Corps Press Office. If you are a relative of a volunteer serving in Mauritania, you can contact the Office of Special Service 24 hours a day at 1-800-424-8580 ext. 1470 or 202-692-1470 to get more information.

More details are available at: 3216025.html.

Best Regards,


By Admin1 (admin) ( on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 7:15 pm: Edit Post


We have an update from the Peace Corps Press Office that Peace Corps Mauritania is combining an In Service Training with a physical test of Peace Corps Mauritania’s annual Emergency Action Plan.

More information is available at: 3216035.html

Best Regards,


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