WFP Colombia country brief, February 2022 – Colombia


In numbers

1,290 tons of food aid distributed $5.4 million in cash transfers made
USD 80.5 million of net funding requirements over six months (March – August 2022), representing 44% of the total
$69.3 million Emergency response 414,957 people assisted in FEBRUARY 2022

Operational updates

  • Through a diverse set of response modalities addressing humanitarian, early recovery and livelihoods needs, WFP reached 414,957 beneficiaries in February. This includes Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees and host communities, Colombian and Venezuelan migrant school children, victims of internal violence and displaced persons, ex-combatants in the process of reintegration, communities affected by natural hazards and climate change, and those affected by COVID-19 and its socio-economic consequences.

  • As part of its lifesaving emergency assistance across Colombia, WFP has reached 19,189 people affected by recent displacement and armed violence in the departments of Arauca and Vichada, as well as in the municipality of Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca), through food rations and friendly food baskets.

  • With the start of the new school year, WFP resumed school feeding activities for 14,905 migrant children in Barranquilla and La Guajira, and 51,888 Colombian schoolchildren in La Guajira. Further expansion of operations to an increasing number of Venezuelan children will depend on the availability of funds, which are currently very low.

  • At the end of February, 2,700 households of migrants and host communities received their one-time emergency cash transfers under the WFP project with the World Bank. The project aims to reach 18,400 vulnerable households in eight municipalities in four departments.

  • WFP is providing essential support to the National Planning Department and 38 municipalities to facilitate the smooth inclusion of 150,000 migrants with temporary status in the beneficiary identification system of the social registry, which will allow them to access the Colombian social protection system and public services. It is a concrete and strategic contribution to the process of socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia.


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