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Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic
World Vision in Latin America: Dominican Republic 

The Dominican Republic shares a border with Haiti and stretches over the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. Santo Domingo, the capital city, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

See the communities World Vision works with in the Dominican Republic:

1. Villa
Altagracia
 Go to Communtiy page
2. El
Prodigio
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3. Miches Go to Communtiy page 4. Haina Go to Communtiy page  
Dominican Republic 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
 
Dominican 27/1000 73 Years 86% $4,860 82% 88% 18,791 9,927,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 children are victims of sexual commercial exploitation
  • An estimated 430,000 children aged 5 to 17 work to support their families
  • About 22% of the population are illiterate
  • About half of the population lives in poverty

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