WFP Colombia Country Profile, August 2021 – Colombia

In numbers

US $ 85.2 million over six months (September 2021-February 2022) net financing needs

402,898 people assisted in AOT 2021

Operational updates

• Scope of WFP intervention: WFP reached 402,898 of the most vulnerable people, including migrants, victims of internal violence, schoolchildren and disaster victims (51 percent women). At the national level, WFP has contributed to the overview of humanitarian needs for 2022, which will facilitate its planning.

• Response to the Venezuelan migration emergency: WFP provided a diverse set of interventions tailored to the context of beneficiaries, including cash transfers (CBT), in-kind food assistance, hot meals, food kits and a school feeding supporting 315,352 Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees and members of host communities. WFP has actively participated in the regional planning of the migration response for 2022 which takes into account the increase in migratory flows, with around 500,000 additional migrants expected in Colombia in the coming months.

• Violence and people affected by disasters: In August, WFP provided life-saving emergency assistance (in-kind and CBT) to nearly 20,400 people forcibly displaced or confined in their communities due to disasters or internal violence. , as in Ituango (Antioquia).

• Support for Colombians affected by COVID-19: WFP continued to help nearly 9,000 Colombians affected by the COVID-19 crisis through vouchers in Amazonas and Chocó, and plans to reach 38,000 people in 7 departments in September. Preparations are underway for a second phase of support for government testing, contact tracing and the selected isolation strategy (PRASS for its Spanish abbreviation) targeting 75,000 people.

• School feeding: WFP continued to provide school feeding through take-home and on-site rations to 98,642 Colombian and Venezuelan schoolchildren in La Guajira, Barranquilla, Santa Marta and Valledupar.
The results of the monitoring for the first semester of 2021 showed that 96 percent of the beneficiaries surveyed were satisfied with the quality of the rations received and 83 percent were able to fall asleep without feeling hungry; 13 percent were rarely hungry. Currently, WFP is supporting preparations for a national coalition for school feeding

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