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. Between January 2014 and February 2015, nearly 18,000 adolescents – both boys and girls – were victims.
What we do
Water and hygiene
An Italian tourist has been convicted for sexually exploiting children in Cartagena, breaking the culture of silence surrounding this issue. This is the first time a foreign national has been found guilty in a case like this.
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Terre des hommes in Colombia
Beneficiaries in 2014
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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)