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Colombia – Insecurity and displacement (DG ECHO, UN OCHA, GIFMM, local authorities) (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 March 2021)

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  • Following clashes between armed groups and the Venezuelan army in the locality of La Victoria (Venezuela) on 20-21 March and persistent insecurity, roughly 4,700 people (1,400 families) have crossed the border to seek refuge in Arauquita (Colombia), across 19 informal settlements.

  • DG ECHO's partners are providing support to the affected population in health, WASH and shelter sectors, based on initial needs assessments. Food assistance, protection and COVID-19-related activities must be reinforced. Actors involved in the response are coordinating with local authorities.