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Colombia

Colombian National Flag
Colombia
World Vision in Latin America: Colombia 

The only South American country with coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Pacific, Colombia is the point where North and South America meet. The varied terrain includes the Andes Mountains, coastal lowlands, plains and rainforests.

See the communities World Vision works with in Colombia:

1. Transicion al
Desarrollo Integral
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2. San
Jose
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3. Divino
Nino
4. Vida en Comunidad Go to Communtiy page

5. Bucaritos

6. Dulce Tierra Nuevo Sol
Colombian National Map

Update on the Zika Virus Outbreak

The spread of the Zika virus is causing great concern across Latin America and around the world, threatening the health of mothers, children and their communities.

World Vision is monitoring the situation and safety of communities we partner with, and working closely with local governments and international institutions to help where most needed.

Many communities are in urgent need of assistance to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Education and awareness about the virus, mosquito control, as well as preventive measures, including access to bed nets and repellants, and services for pregnant mothers are vital.

We will be providing more information as it becomes available.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Colombia 18/1000 75 Years 92% $5,510 93% 93% 493,737 46,295,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Colombia is one of the most violent countries in the world
  • Drug-related crime is the most common cause of death, only after cancer
  • About 30% of Colombian children do not attend school because of a shortage of facilities
  • Colombia has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world

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