Colombia + 1 more

Evaluation of the unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of migrant population in four cities of the Colombian-Venezuelan border: Arauca, Cucuta, Riohacha and Valledupar



In order to ensure the successful implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in emergency situations, challenges persist that must be faced in various instances at the national and territorial levels by the different institutional actors, civil society and the international community that are trying to respond to the crisis. It is therefore recommended that the following actions be implemented:

  • Recognize the crisis situation currently affecting Colombia.

  • Monitor the institutional response to crises in between the different departments and municipalities.

  • Applying equality in operation and crisis care conditions for all entities operating in the territory.
    Increase levels of coverage in the provision of services.

  • To strengthen reference and counter-reference systems.

  • To counteract disinformation on the sexual and reproductive health care in crisis scenarios.

  • Linking the skilled migrant population in the provision of services.

  • Posicionate the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP).

  • Identify a leading organization for the implementation of the MISP.

  • To prioritize the approach to gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS and the prevention and care of unwanted pregnancy in crisis contexts.

  • An integral attention to any form of sexual violence.

  • Create synergies to address HIV risks Reduce barriers to access maternal and newborn health services Increase and qualify the supply of abortion services.

  • Guarantee effective access to sexual and reproductive health services for migrant population.
    Apply differential approaches in addressing migrants' Sexual and reproductive health needs

  • Strengthening the human talent