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Peace Corps Announces Suspension of Program in Mauritania
Peace Corps Announces Suspension of Program in Mauritania
Peace Corps Suspends Volunteer Program in Mauritania
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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2009
Peace Corps Statement on the Suspension of the Volunteer Program in Mauritania:
The Peace Corps has suspended its Volunteer program in Mauritania due to safety and security concerns. All Peace Corps/Mauritania Volunteers are currently in Senegal; they will not be returning to Mauritania. Although it is the agency's position that the Volunteers are relatively safe in their communities and villages, it is potentially dangerous for them to travel safely in the country.
Both the Peace Corps and the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott will continue to monitor the safety and security situation in Mauritania. The Peace Corps will contine to assess the situation and determine when the security conditions on the ground permit the safe return of Volunteers. The Peace Corps office in Nouakchott will remain open and all staff will continue to report to work.
All Peace Corps/Mauritania Volunteers, if eligible, will be given an option to continue their service with Peace Corps in another country. They can also elect to return to the U.S.
The Peace Corps has enjoyed a long history of successful partnerships with the communities of Mauritania since 1967.
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