PEACE CORPS - HOST COUNTRIES

When The World Calls: The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps And Its First Fifty Years

When The World Calls:
The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps
And Its First Fifty Years

by Stanley Meisler

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AFRICA REGION
COUNTRY YEARS OF SERVICE Total PCVS [i] PCVs in 2009 [ii] [iii]
Benin 1968- 1,687 107
Botswana 1966‑1997, 2003‑ 2,097 112
Burkina Faso 1966-1987, 1995- 1,584 119
Burundi 1983-1993 150 x
Cameroon 1962- 3,091 158
Cape Verde 1988- 475 60
Central African Republic 1972-1996 906 x
Chad 1966-1979, 1987-1998, 2003-2006 726 x
Comoros 1988-1995 79 x
Congo, Republic of 1991-1993, 1993-1997 139 x
Cote d'Ivoire 1962-1981, 1990-2003 1,533 x
DR Congo (formerly Zaire) 1970-1991 2,530 x
Equatorial Guinea 1988-1993 61 x
Eritrea 1995-1998 86 x
Ethiopia 1962-1977, 1995-1999, 2007‑ 3,012 52
Gabon 1963-1967, 1973‑2005 1,460 x
Ghana 1961- 4,056 168
Guinea 1962-1966, 1969-1971, 1985- 1,287 94
Guinea‑Bissau 1988-1998 177 x
Kenya 1965- 4,877 68
Lesotho 1967- 2,112 81
Liberia 1962-1990, 2008‑ 3,832 19
Madagascar 1993- 811 0
Malawi 1963-1969, 1973-1976, 1978‑ 2,388 147
Mali 1971- 2,379 152
Mauritania 1967, 1971- 1,259 14
Mauritius 1971-1975 48 x
Mozambique 1998- 558 180
Namibia 1990- 1,150 134
Niger 1962- 3,058 126
Nigeria 1961‑1971, 1992-1995 2,094 x
Rwanda 1975-1993, 2008- 149 29
Sao Tome and Principe 1990-1996 62 x
Senegal 1963- 2,969 177
Seychelles 1974-1995 49 x
Sierra Leone 1962-1994 3,479 x
Somalia 1962-1970 357 x
South Africa 1997‑ 847 123
Sudan 1984-1986 8 x
Swaziland 1968-1996, 2003- 1,404 64
Tanzania 1962-1969, 1979- 2,202 171
The Gambia 1967- 1,480 82
Togo 1962- 2,580 123
Uganda 1964-1973, 1991-1999, 2000- 1,004 154
Zambia 1993- 1,028 146
Zimbabwe 1991-2002 366 x
AFRICA Totals 67,686 2,860
EUROPE, MEDITERRANEAN, & ASIA REGION
COUNTRY YEARS OF SERVICE Total PCVS [i] PCVs in 2009 [ii] [iii]
Afghanistan 1962-1979 1,652 x
Albania 1992-1997, 2003- 391 72
Armenia 1992- 679 79
Azerbaijan 2003- 316 118
Bahrain 1974-1979 68 x
Bangladesh 1998-2006 280 x
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2000-2002 21 x
Bulgaria 1991- 1,156 149
Cambodia 2006- 81 72
China 1993- 586 110
Cyprus 1962-1964 29 x
Czech Republic 1990-1997 234 x
East Timor 2002-2006 104 x
Estonia (Baltics) 1992-2002 175 x
Georgia 2001- 337 28
Hungary 1990-1997 354 x
India 1961-1976 4,325 x
Iran 1962-1976 1,748 x
Jordan 1997- 419 30
Kazakhstan 1993- 1,043 165
Kyrgyz Republic 1993- 831 98
Latvia (Baltics) 1992-2002 217 x
Libya 1966-1969 295 x
Lithuania (Baltics) 1992-2002 219 x
Macedonia 1996- 290 102
Malta 1972-1974, 1989-1998 26 x
Moldova 1993- 963 126
Mongolia 1991- 794 119
Morocco 1963- 4,177 260
Nepal 1962-2005 3,629 x
Oman 1973-1983 160 x
Pakistan 1961-1967, 1988-1991 517 x
Philippines 1961-1990, 1992- 8,369 148
Poland 1990-2001 963 x
Romania 1991- 1,097 109
Russia 1992-2003 729 x
Slovak Republic 1990-2002 329 x
South Korea 1966-1981 2,068 x
Sri Lanka 1962-1964, 1967-1970, 1983-1998 372 x
Thailand 1962- 4,915 90
Tunisia 1962-1991, 1991-1996 2,130 x
Turkey 1962-1972 1,460 x
Turkmenistan 1993- 698 117
Ukraine 1992- 2,045 339
Uzbekistan 1992-2005 767 x
Yemen 1973-1990, 1991-1994 564 x
EUROPE, MEDITERRANEAN, ASIA Totals 52,622 2,331
INTER-AMERICA & PACIFIC REGION
COUNTRY YEARS OF SERVICE Total PCVS [i] PCVs in 2009 [ii] [iii]
Argentina 1992-1994 38 x
Belize 1962- 1,839 75
Bolivia 1962-1971, 1990- 2,702 x
Brazil 1961-1981 4,150 x
Chile 1961-1982, 1991-1998 2,096 x
Colombia 1961-1981 4,638 x
Cook Islands 1982-1986, 1988-1995 33 x
Costa Rica 1963- 3,254 106
Dominican Republic 1962- 4,042 199
Eastern Caribbean* 1961- 3,638 73
Ecuador 1962- 5,789 152
El Salvador 1962-1980, 1993- 2,066 142
Fiji 1968-1998, 2003- 2,231 62
Guatemala 1963- 4,561 209
Guyana 1967-1971, 1995- 538 61
Haiti 1982-1987, 1990-1991, 1996-2005 507 x
Honduras 1963- 5,571 178
Indonesia 1963-1965 36 x
Jamaica 1962- 3,635 72
Kiribati 1973- 489 x
Malaysia 1962-1983 4,067 x
Marshall Islands 1986-1996 149 x
Mexico 2004- 119 54
Micronesia (including Palau) 1966- 4,203 73
Nicaragua 1968-1979, 1991- 1,909 205
Niue 1994-2002 19 x
Panama 1963-1971, 1990- 1,818 182
Papua New Guinea 1981-2002 701 x
Paraguay 1967- 3,357 221
Peru 1962-1975, 2002- 2,810 207
Samoa 1967- 1,717 35
Solomon Islands 1971-2000 744 x
Suriname 1995- 361 40
Tonga 1967- 1,536 40
Tuvalu 1974-1997 43 x
Uruguay 1963-1974, 1991-1997 338 x
Vanuatu 1990- 533 94
Venezuela 1962-1977 2,134 x
INTER-AMERICA & PACIFIC Totals 78,411 2,480
Worldwide Totals: Total Countries Total PCVs PCVs in 2009
139 198,719 7,671
*including Anguilla, Antigua‑Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and Cariaccou, Montserrat, St. Kitts‑Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent‑Grenadines, & Turks‑Caicos
[i]. Total Number of Peace Corps Volunteers from the first year of program through the end of Fiscal Year 2009.
[ii]. Number of Peace Corps Volunteers and trainees in country at the end of FY 2009.
[iii]. x indicates that Peace Corps no longer has a program in the country.
sources: Peace Corps, Peace Corps Online, various

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