Colombia: Displaced Families Redeem "Virtual Vouchers"

In the first week of February 2014, WFP launched massive voucher redemption events in 4 municipalities in Colombia. This photo gallery records the events in Monteria (Cordoba), involving recently displaced Embera-Katío indigenous families, and in Puerto Asis (Putumayo), where more than 300 families benefitted from this voucher programme.

 

Overview

Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America, with an estimated population of 47.1 million, 75 percent living in urban areas. Despite its middle-income country status, 23 million Colombians are poor and 6 million live below the extreme poverty line.

Colombia’s 50-year conflict hampers economic growth, threatens vital infrastructure, displaces populations, erodes social and cultural cohesion, and generates enormous fiscal costs. The humanitarian crisis facing Colombia after more than 40 years of conflict makes it one of the countries with the highest rates of internally displaced people (IDP) in the world.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)13,003
Beneficiary needs ($US)21,239,371