What we do in Colombia
Alianza por la Solidaridad has more than 30 years’ experience supporting communities in Colombia - particularly supporting people displaced by armed conflict with water, sanitation and shelter.
Key areas of work are: women’s rights; advocacy; sustainable local development; WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and protecting women and children against sexual and gender-based violence.
Supporting survivors of violence
During humanitarian emergencies, whether caused by natural hazards, internal conflict and/or large migration movements, women and girls face an increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence.
During the coronavirus pandemic ActionAid and our local partners have worked to support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence - which has increased due to lockdown-related confinement, and due to outbreaks of armed conflict.
This includes a coordinated violence prevention strategy, ensuring access to affordable care for survivors, like psychosocial counselling, and legal support and case management.
Coronavirus in Colombia
The pandemic has significantly impacted the most vulnerable populations in Colombia. As a result, the number of people classed as ‘in need’ increased from 5.1 million in 2019 to 6.7 million by the end of 2020.8
ActionAid and our local partners have worked to support the community by delivering Covid-19 prevention kits to women, families, migrants, the elderly population and those living in shelters.
We're also conducting workshops in the community on hygiene practices, to help stop the spread and keep people safe from Covid-19.
Top image: ActionAid has been delivering humanitarian support to vulnerable communities amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Colombia. Credit: ActionAid
Page updated 18 November 2021