Violence in Buenaventura
As a result of the peace process, there has been in a decrease in the number of clashes between armed groups, but civilians continue to be caught up in violence as criminal organisations fight for control of territory.

The population is exposed to murder, forced displacement, extortion, sexual violence and confinement.

In 2016, our teams focused on the urban areas of Tumaco and Buenaventura. We offered psychological support to people affected by violence exercised in the context of organised crime and by armed groups that have arisen in the current post-conflict situation.

Teams also provided comprehensive care for victims of sexual violence.

In 2018
Emercengy team in Colombia
The intervention that made the biggest impact on me was responding to the landslide in Mocoa. Sulaith Auzaque, coordinator of MSF's emergency team in Colombia.

“The violence hasn't eased, it’s just changed its name”

Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: an unattended crisis

Venezuelans in Colombia: an unattended crisis

Press Release 18 Dec 2019
Safe Abortion Colombia illustration

Women and girls prevented from having a safe abortion

Press Release 25 Sep 2019
MSF worker sits with a female patient

Unsafe abortion: women at risk

Report 25 Sep 2019
Medical needs of Venezuelan migrants overwhelm the capacity of the Colombian health system

The uncertain lives of Venezuelan migrants on the Colombian border

Project Update 17 Jul 2019
Medical care to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Assisting Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

Project Update 17 Apr 2019
Violence in Buenaventura

Buenaventura: “MSF fills a huge vacuum in helping victims of violence”

Interview 11 Feb 2019