As with all of Africa, surviving the pole shift is but a small part of the survival picture. Mauritania will fare well geographically after the shift, stretching out along the new Equator, so that it is comfortably in a warm temperate zone. Geological, the land is high enough above sea level so that almost all of Mauritania remains above sea level even after the existing poles have melted. Migrants from the Middle East or Europe may find their way into Africa, seeking a warmer Aftertime climate or more land area as the melting poles swallow much of Europe. All the more reason to stay out of sight and with a low profile, to avoid possible confrontations with avaricious travelers.