CARE Colombia
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CARE started work in: 1954

Colombia ranks 83 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International primarily works in Colombia with refugees and vulnerable groups to help encourage social and community cohesion.

History of CARE International's work in Colombia

CARE International has been present in Latin America since 1954, and in 2018 began scaling up efforts to meet growing needs in the region. The humanitarian situation in Colombia remains complex and critical for affected Colombians, mostly in rural areas. COVID-19, climate change, natural disasters, violence factors, and socio-economic instability exacerbate the situation for many. 

What CARE International does in Colombia

Of Venezuela's neighboring countries, Colombia has received the largest number of refugees fleeing political and economic instability. Venezuelans in Colombia face xenophobia, and we work to help limit the strain on host communities and encourage social cohesion. 

CARE Colombia works with both refugees and members of host communities, particularly people in vulnerable groups such as women, adolescents, and members of the LGBTQI+ population.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 79,168
  • Women & girls 75%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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