Peace Corps Countries 2022

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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. The protected areas management works with park staff and other programs to teach about resource conservation, preserving wildlife, and creating actives for raising revenue to protect the environment.The 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 2022

Country 2022 Population
China1,425,887,337
India1,417,173,173
Indonesia275,501,339
Pakistan235,824,862
Nigeria218,541,212
Brazil215,313,498
Bangladesh171,186,372
Russia144,713,314
Mexico127,504,125
Ethiopia123,379,924
Philippines115,559,009
DR Congo99,010,212
Iran88,550,570
Turkey85,341,241
Thailand71,697,030
Tanzania65,497,748
South Africa59,893,885
Myanmar54,179,306
Kenya54,027,487
Colombia51,874,024
South Korea51,815,810
Uganda47,249,585
Sudan46,874,204
Argentina45,510,318
Afghanistan41,128,771
Poland39,857,145
Ukraine39,701,739
Morocco37,457,971
Uzbekistan34,627,652
Peru34,049,588
Malaysia33,938,221
Yemen33,696,614
Ghana33,475,870
Mozambique32,969,518
Nepal30,547,580
Madagascar29,611,714
Venezuela28,301,696
Ivory Coast28,160,542
Cameroon27,914,536
Niger26,207,977
Burkina Faso22,673,762
Mali22,593,590
Sri Lanka21,832,143
Malawi20,405,317
Zambia20,017,675
Romania19,659,267
Chile19,603,733
Kazakhstan19,397,998
Ecuador18,001,000
Guatemala17,843,908
Chad17,723,315
Somalia17,597,511
Senegal17,316,449
Cambodia16,767,842
Zimbabwe16,320,537
Guinea13,859,341
Rwanda13,776,698
Benin13,352,864
Burundi12,889,576
Tunisia12,356,117
Bolivia12,224,110
Haiti11,584,996
Jordan11,285,869
Dominican Republic11,228,821
Czech Republic10,493,986
Honduras10,432,860
Azerbaijan10,358,074
Papua New Guinea10,142,619
Hungary9,967,308
Togo8,848,699
Sierra Leone8,605,718
Nicaragua6,948,392
Libya6,812,341
Bulgaria6,781,953
Paraguay6,780,744
Kyrgyzstan6,630,623
Turkmenistan6,430,770
El Salvador6,336,392
Republic of the Congo5,970,424
Slovakia5,643,453
Central African Republic5,579,144
Liberia5,302,681
Costa Rica5,180,829
Mauritania4,736,139
Oman4,576,298
Panama4,408,581
Georgia3,744,385
Eritrea3,684,032
Uruguay3,422,794
Mongolia3,398,366
Moldova3,272,996
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,233,526
Albania2,842,321
Jamaica2,827,377
Armenia2,780,469
Lithuania2,750,055
Gambia2,705,992
Namibia2,567,012
Gabon2,388,992
Lesotho2,305,825
Guinea Bissau2,105,566
Latvia1,850,651
Equatorial Guinea1,674,908
Bahrain1,472,233
Timor Leste1,341,296
Estonia1,326,062
Mauritius1,299,469
Cyprus1,251,488
Eswatini1,201,670
Fiji929,766
Comoros836,774
Guyana808,726
Solomon Islands724,273
Suriname618,040
Cape Verde593,149
Malta533,286
Belize405,272
Vanuatu326,740
Sao Tome And Principe227,380
Samoa222,382
Saint Lucia179,857
Kiribati131,232
Grenada125,438
Micronesia114,164
Seychelles107,118
Tonga106,858
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines103,948
Dominica72,737
Marshall Islands41,569
Cook Islands17,011
Tuvalu11,312
Niue1,934

Peace Corps Countries 2022

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