UNHCR Colombia and the influx from Venezuela, December 2018

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 05 Dec 2018 View Original

With a border of more than 2,200 kms with Venezuela, Colombia is the main destination and transit country for populations leaving that country as a result of the deteriorating situation.

The influx to Colombia includes Venezuelans, returning Colombians and mixed families, including individuals in need of international protection and with urgent humanitarian needs.

UNHCR Colombia is working with authorities and communities to respond to the often overlapping needs of arrivals from Venezuela and Colombian IDPs. It has broadened its presence and monitoring capacity on the Atlantic Coast, with the opening of a new office in Barranquilla.

UNHCR’s 2018 Supplementary Appeal for the Venezuela Situation covers nine countries.
Financial requirements for Colombia, the country most heavily affected by arrivals from Venezuela is of USD 8.1 million.