While other Latin American and Caribbean nations are fighting against inequality, poverty, or violence, Colombia has simultaneously faced all three. The problem in Colombia is extremely complex. Due to the long-running internal conflict, since 1985, Colombia has experienced some of the highest numbers of IDPs globally: 7.9 million people*. The term IDP (internally displaced person) and other terminology do not come close to doing justice to the truly awful experience of being displaced – disoriented, traumatized, fearful, dis-empowered, and dependent. Consequently, children are the ones that suffer most. Our entire team is dedicated to making a difference in disadvantaged children's lives in a country with over 30% of their population under 14 and almost 40% under 18. There are not many places in the western hemisphere where children are exposed to conditions they face in Colombia. Admittedly things are much better than a decade ago, but there is still much more work to be done. Here are just a few of the chilling statistics.