Peace Corps Countries 2021

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The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program. The Peace Corps is a “service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.” The agency is run by the U.S. government and provides international social and economic development assistance.

The Peace Corps mission is to promote world peace and friend by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

The Peace Corps was established by Executive Order 10924 issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. On September 21, 1962, the order was authorized by Congress with the passage of the Peace Corps Act.

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program. Volunteers are American citizens, usually with a college degree, who go through three months of training and then work abroad for two years. Since its inception, more than 235,000 volunteers have joined the Peace Corps and served in 141 countries around the world. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all volunteers were evacuated from their posts around the world and there are currently no volunteers serving.

Initiatives

Illnesses

The Corps aims to educate the community on the different illnesses plaguing developing countries and what treatments can be sued to prevent these illnesses from spreading. Volunteers also often teach community members about modern agricultural practices and techniques to help them effectively produce food. One of these initiatives includes eradicating Malaria in Africa. This initiative was launched in 2011 and grew to include volunteers in 24 countries.

Environmental

The Corps also launched three major environmental programs.

  • Protected areas management: working with park staff and other programs to teach about resource conservation, preserving wildlife, and creating actives for raising revenue to protect the environment.
  • Environment Education or Awareness: focuses on communities that have environmental issues with farming and income. Programs include teaching in schools about the environment, creating environmental groups, supporting forest and marine sustainability, crating ways to generate income, sanitation management, and educating farmers about soil conservation, vegetable farming, and forestry.
  • Forestry: helps communities conserve natural resources through education about flood control, creation of sustainable fuels, protection of biodiversity, and soil conservation.

Peace Corps Response

Created in 1996 as the Crisis Corps, the Peace Corps Response is modeled after the Emergency Response Network of Returned Peace Corps who were ready to respond to crises when needed. The name change to Peace Corps Response allowed the Peace Corps to respond to projects that were not at a crisis level.

The Peace Corps Response deploys former volunteers on “high-impact” assignments. These volunteers receive the same allowances and benefits as their Peace Corps counterparts. The minimum qualifications for the Peace Corps Response include completing one year of Peace Corps service and medical and legal clearances.

Education

The Peace Corps has created resources, concluding test, lesson plans, and recordings, for U.S. and international teachers to teach 101 languages.

Peace Corps Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
China1,444,216,107
India1,393,409,038
Indonesia276,361,783
Pakistan225,199,937
Brazil213,993,437
Nigeria211,400,708
Bangladesh166,303,498
Russia145,912,025
Mexico130,262,216
Ethiopia117,876,227
Philippines111,046,913
Dr Congo92,377,993
Turkey85,042,738
Iran85,028,759
Thailand69,950,850
Tanzania61,498,437
South Africa60,041,994
Kenya54,985,698
Myanmar54,806,012
South Korea51,305,186
Colombia51,265,844
Uganda47,123,531
Argentina45,605,826
Sudan44,909,353
Ukraine43,466,819
Afghanistan39,835,428
Poland37,797,005
Morocco37,344,795
Uzbekistan33,935,763
Peru33,359,418
Malaysia32,776,194
Mozambique32,163,047
Ghana31,732,129
Yemen30,490,640
Nepal29,674,920
Venezuela28,704,954
Madagascar28,427,328
Cameroon27,224,265
Ivory Coast27,053,629
Niger25,130,817
Sri Lanka21,497,310
Burkina Faso21,497,096
Mali20,855,735
Malawi19,647,684
Chile19,212,361
Romania19,127,774
Kazakhstan18,994,962
Zambia18,920,651
Guatemala18,249,860
Ecuador17,888,475
Senegal17,196,301
Cambodia16,946,438
Chad16,914,985
Somalia16,359,504
Zimbabwe15,092,171
Guinea13,497,244
Rwanda13,276,513
Benin12,451,040
Burundi12,255,433
Tunisia11,935,766
Bolivia11,832,940
Haiti11,541,685
Dominican Republic10,953,703
Czech Republic10,724,555
Jordan10,269,021
Azerbaijan10,223,342
Honduras10,062,991
Hungary9,634,164
Papua New Guinea9,119,010
Togo8,478,250
Sierra Leone8,141,343
Paraguay7,219,638
Libya6,958,532
Bulgaria6,896,663
Nicaragua6,702,385
Kyrgyzstan6,628,356
El Salvador6,518,499
Turkmenistan6,117,924
Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
Slovakia5,460,721
Oman5,223,375
Liberia5,180,203
Costa Rica5,139,052
Central African Republic4,919,981
Mauritania4,775,119
Panama4,381,579
Moldova4,024,019
Georgia3,979,765
Eritrea3,601,467
Uruguay3,485,151
Mongolia3,329,289
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
Jamaica2,973,463
Armenia2,968,127
Albania2,872,933
Lithuania2,689,862
Namibia2,587,344
Gambia2,486,945
Gabon2,278,825
Lesotho2,159,079
Guinea Bissau2,015,494
Latvia1,866,942
Bahrain1,748,296
Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
Timor Leste1,343,873
Estonia1,325,185
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Eswatini1,172,362
Fiji902,906
Comoros888,451
Guyana790,326
Solomon Islands703,996
Suriname591,800
Cape Verde561,898
Malta442,784
Belize404,914
Vanuatu314,464
Sao Tome And Principe223,368
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Kiribati121,392
Micronesia116,254
Grenada113,021
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Tonga106,760
Seychelles98,908
Dominica72,167
Marshall Islands59,610
Cook Islands17,565
Tuvalu11,931
Niue1,619

Peace Corps Countries 2021

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