This update of the “Call for Aid” seeks to mobilize further response to avert a deterioration of the situation due to prolonged effects of drought in most affected areas.
The sheer scale of the floods has left over 11,000 people vulnerable. The risks of malnutrition and communicable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and respiratory ailments need to be addressed.
Colombia has registered more than 11.000 accidents maiming a large number of civilians between 1990 and 2015 and is currently one of the most mine-affected countries in the world.
In a report released today, UN agencies document collective progress made in the last two years, as well as some of the remaining challenges in the recovery and reconstruction effort.