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.
Colombia

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

 
MSF in Nariño
Social violence and exclusion

Violence in southwestern Colombia leaves people struggling to access assistance

Statement 3 Mar 2020
 
Venezuelan migrants in Arauca
Colombia

Venezuelan migrants at a crossroads on the Colombian border

Project Update 6 Feb 2020
 
Venezuelan migrants in Colombia: an unattended crisis
Colombia

Venezuelans in Colombia: an unattended crisis

Press Release 18 Dec 2019
 
Safe Abortion Colombia illustration
Colombia

Women and girls prevented from having a safe abortion

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

Unsafe abortion: women at risk

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

The uncertain lives of Venezuelan migrants on the Colombian border

Project Update 17 Jul 2019