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WFP Colombia Country Brief, December 2021

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In Numbers

USD 4.8 m cash-based transfers made

USD 101.8 m six months (January–June 2022) net funding requirements, representing 35% of total

USD 80.9 m L2 Emergency Response

334,244 people assisted in DECEMBER 2021

Operational Updates

  • WFP provided support to 334,244 beneficiaries in December, through its response to the regional migration emergency and assistance to victims of internal violence, displacement, and natural hazards, such as in La Mojana. In Ibagué, WFP opened a new assistance point to migrants in transit between the cities of Cali and Bogotá.

  • Support continued for the implementation of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, through information sessions, the issuance of certificates for the proof of evidence, a chatbot service, as well as an exclusive phone helpline.

  • By the end of December, more than 15,000 people benefitted from emergency cash transfers as part of a project in partnership with the World Bank. Three-quarters of them belong to migrants and 71 percent are headed by women. The assistance will contribute to mitigating the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • In December, WFP and its partners advanced beneficiary targeting for socio economic integration projects through food-for-training to support employability and micro enterprises.

  • Under the assistance to the host community of transcontinental migrant flows in Necoclí, WFP supported 1,000 people through cash-based transfers thanks to a contribution from ECHO.

  • In December, President Duque signed a law to guarantee school feeding for all school children in the new academic year. In 2022, WFP will continue to implement the school feeding programme on behalf of the Government in the department of La Guajira.

  • WFP Colombia also continued to provide logistical support for school feeding activities in Venezuela, through the shipment of 70,000 food kits by land and 5 containers of non-food items by sea.