The situation in Colombia
Armed conflict has left the country extremely poor. Millions of people have been forced into exile. Many children are recruited as soldiers at a very young age. Children and young people are also at high risk of sexual exploitation and child labour. In 2015, we’ve reached more than 1’230 children and adolescents in communities with a high risk of recruitment from armed forces.
What we do
Water and hygiene
«We had to go to the toilet in plastic bags and bury the bags in the garden. It's much better now that we have toilets. We also have showers where we feel safe.»
Luisa, an internally displaced person in the Córdoba regionRead more...
Terre des hommes in Colombia
Beneficiaries in 2015
Expatriate staff / National staff
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Where we work
Cartagena, the Córdoba department (Tierralta, Montelibano, Puerto Libertador and Ayapel), Bogotá, Soacha
Profamilia, Colombian Civil Defence, the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF)