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
1China1,444,216,107
2India1,393,409,038
3Indonesia276,361,783
4Pakistan225,199,937
5Brazil213,993,437
6Nigeria211,400,708
7Bangladesh166,303,498
8Russia145,912,025
9Mexico130,262,216
10Ethiopia117,876,227
11Philippines111,046,913
12Dr Congo92,377,993
13Turkey85,042,738
14Iran85,028,759
15Thailand69,950,850
16Tanzania61,498,437
17South Africa60,041,994
18Kenya54,985,698
19Myanmar54,806,012
20South Korea51,305,186
21Colombia51,265,844
22Uganda47,123,531
23Argentina45,605,826
24Sudan44,909,353
25Ukraine43,466,819
26Afghanistan39,835,428
27Poland37,797,005
28Morocco37,344,795
29Uzbekistan33,935,763
30Peru33,359,418
31Malaysia32,776,194
32Mozambique32,163,047
33Ghana31,732,129
34Yemen30,490,640
35Nepal29,674,920
36Venezuela28,704,954
37Madagascar28,427,328
38Cameroon27,224,265
39Ivory Coast27,053,629
40Niger25,130,817
41Sri Lanka21,497,310
42Burkina Faso21,497,096
43Mali20,855,735
44Malawi19,647,684
45Chile19,212,361
46Romania19,127,774
47Kazakhstan18,994,962
48Zambia18,920,651
49Guatemala18,249,860
50Ecuador17,888,475
51Senegal17,196,301
52Cambodia16,946,438
53Chad16,914,985
54Somalia16,359,504
55Zimbabwe15,092,171
56Guinea13,497,244
57Rwanda13,276,513
58Benin12,451,040
59Burundi12,255,433
60Tunisia11,935,766
61Bolivia11,832,940
62Haiti11,541,685
63Dominican Republic10,953,703
64Czech Republic10,724,555
65Jordan10,269,021
66Azerbaijan10,223,342
67Honduras10,062,991
68Hungary9,634,164
69Papua New Guinea9,119,010
70Togo8,478,250
71Sierra Leone8,141,343
72Paraguay7,219,638
73Libya6,958,532
74Bulgaria6,896,663
75Nicaragua6,702,385
76Kyrgyzstan6,628,356
77El Salvador6,518,499
78Turkmenistan6,117,924
79Republic Of The Congo5,657,013
80Slovakia5,460,721
81Oman5,223,375
82Liberia5,180,203
83Costa Rica5,139,052
84Central African Republic4,919,981
85Mauritania4,775,119
86Panama4,381,579
87Moldova4,024,019
88Georgia3,979,765
89Eritrea3,601,467
90Uruguay3,485,151
91Mongolia3,329,289
92Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
93Jamaica2,973,463
94Armenia2,968,127
95Albania2,872,933
96Lithuania2,689,862
97Namibia2,587,344
98Gambia2,486,945
99Gabon2,278,825
100Lesotho2,159,079
101Guinea Bissau2,015,494
102Latvia1,866,942
103Bahrain1,748,296
104Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
105Timor Leste1,343,873
106Estonia1,325,185
107Mauritius1,273,433
108Cyprus1,215,584
109Eswatini1,172,362
110Fiji902,906
111Comoros888,451
112Guyana790,326
113Solomon Islands703,996
114Suriname591,800
115Cape Verde561,898
116Malta442,784
117Belize404,914
118Vanuatu314,464
119Sao Tome And Principe223,368
120Samoa200,149
121Saint Lucia184,400
122Kiribati121,392
123Micronesia116,254
124Grenada113,021
125Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
126Tonga106,760
127Seychelles98,908
128Dominica72,167
129Marshall Islands59,610
130Cook Islands17,565
131Tuvalu11,931
132Niue1,619

Peace Corps Countries 2021

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