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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, established its presence in Colombia in 1997 to support the creation of a national asylum system and to respond to the internal conflict, contributing to the prevention of forced displacement.
In recent years, Colombia has seen an inflow of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, the largest forced displacement crisis ever in Latin America. Despite the 2016 Peace Agreement, conflict and armed violence continue to uproot Colombians and, in a growing and worrying trend, also Venezuelans residing in Colombia. As of 2022, over 9 million people have been registered as victims of more than 60 years of armed conflict in Colombia.
Internally displaced people, Venezuelan refugees and migrants and conflict-affected populations are spread across the country, oftentimes in hard-to-reach areas. UNHCR’s field presence is essential and focused in areas with the greatest concentration of persons of concern, including urban centers (e.g. Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cúcuta and Medellín), border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama and the Pacific Coast region.
This website contains the key figures available on the situation, as well as relevant analysis on the conditions of the people UNHCR serves.
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UNHCR Colombia works together with other UN Agencies and humanitarian organizations for a coordinated response to the people with and for whom UNHCR works.