Why World Vision is in Mauritania

Mauritania continued to suffer from economic challenges, natural disasters, food insecurity, and the devastating impacts of the global hunger crisis throughout the past year.

Communities in Mauritania also experienced the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine. The country imports 85% of its food, so closed borders and inflation have created many challenges for vulnerable communities — including pregnant mothers who struggle to receive enough food and nutrition to stay healthy. In addition, severe flooding during the rainy season caused farmers to lose most of their crops.

In response, World Vision helped empower communities through cash vouchers funded by USAID. Approximately 134,000 people were impacted through our cash and COVID-19 responses, including over 75,000 children. We also supported gardening co-ops where women could grow food and sell produce at markets. We celebrate that 9,800 children gained access to clean water in rural areas.

We never give up on people

With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.

Give to where most needed  ❯

Mauritania Water Children
Mauritania Economic Dev
Mauritania ChildProtection

Prayer Requests from Mauritania

World Vision's staff in Mauritania are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Increased opportunities for young girls to have access to education.


  • Children in rural areas and on the streets in urban areas to be reached with support and care.


News from Mauritania

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