Colombia Humanitarian Emergency

Colombia is hosting the largest number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. In addition, more than 4 million Venezuelans regularly travel between Venezuela and Colombia to obtain basic goods and services such as food and healthcare. The mass inflow of refugees and migrants as well as Colombian returnees from Venezuela has put pressure on already limited resources in many regions and has considerably increased humanitarian needs. Although Colombia has taken significant steps to facilitate access to basic social services as well as employment for Venezuelans in the country, significant challenges remain. Vulnerabilities are exacerbated for pregnant and lactating women as well as survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). Limited availability of and access to family planning has been associated with an increase in unintended pregnancies, including among adolescent girls. Health risks faced by pregnant women and girls are further compounded by difficulties in accessing maternal health services. A key priority for UNFPA therefore is to improve access to pre- and postnatal care as well as access to family planning, including in rural areas, both for refugees and host communities. UNFPA's humanitarian activities in Colombia also focus on strengthening capacities of local services providers on reproductive health and GBV.

Country Population: 48.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

8.70 million
2.35 million
2.19 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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