What we are doing
Active in Colombia since 1998, Action Against Hunger has worked with vulnerable communities displaced by conflict and political instability, as well as those affected by frequent natural disasters, such as recurring floods. Our role is to support the civilian population and work alongside the Colombian State to ensure the country’s future remains stable and peaceful. Thanks to our long-standing activities in nutrition and health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and longer-term food security have provided life-sustaining support for tens of thousands of Colombians faced with humanitarian challenges.
In 2017, we incorporated a peacebuilding approach into our work and responded quickly and efficiently to the emergency in Mocoa, where a landslide destroyed large parts of the town and in La Guajira where we are continuing to work on the nutritional crisis. In La Guajira and Santander, our teams are closely monitoring the humanitarian needs of Venezuelan migrants entering Colombia in search of work.
Our activities in Colombia include:
- Emergency food distribution
- Supplementary nutritional support for children
- Installation of water supplies and latrines
- Mental health support programmes
- Training and technical assistance for rural health posts
Our teams are committed to continuing to assist Colombia’s vulnerable communities in their quest for improved nutrition and self-sufficiency.