Projects in Colombia
The armed conflict between FARC rebels and the government ended in 2016. This means that there is still a long way to go before there is real peace in Colombia. But the way is clear for social actors to begin building peace. The partner organisations of terre des hommes schweiz are actively working for peace.
A future for young people in the countryside
Life perspectives away from crime and violence
Young people seek alternatives to the military
An armed conflict between the military, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups has been raging in Colombia for decades. The military constantly needs new recruits, so that many young people have no other option but to follow the recruitment. More and more young men, however, are trying to refuse war and armed violence. Our partner organisation ACOOC (Acción Colectiva de Objetoras y Objetores de Conciencia) campaigns for the basic right to conscientious objection.
Alternatives for Afro-Colombian youth
New perspectives for children and young people at risk
Size: 1.1 million km² (27 times Switzerland)
Population49.1 million (5.8 times Switzerland)
Human Development Index: 0,727 (rank 95 of 185 countries)
Distribution of income in %: 76,2 (0 = equal distribution / 100% = one person has everything)
Share of population from 0 to 24 years43.3% (Switzerland: 26.5%)
Homicide rate25 per 100 000 inhabitants (Switzerland: 0.6)
Focus of work: Prevention of violence
061 338 91 48 | Anette.Homlicher@terredeshommes.ch