Despite significant development gains in Colombia over the past decade, including the 2016 Peace Agreement with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, humanitarian needs are still on the rise. According to the UN, in 2022, 7.7 million people in Colombia need humanitarian assistance.
Colombia reported more than 6 million COVID-19 cases and over 140,000 deaths by June 2022. The pandemic also severely impacted the socio-economic structure of the country.
Colombia is the largest recipient of EU humanitarian aid in Latin America with over €335 million since 1994. In 2021, the EU allocated €18 million in humanitarian aid to Colombia. In addition, more than €21 million were destined for Colombia as part of regional humanitarian projects aimed at supporting vulnerable and forcibly displaced Venezuelans and their host communities.