Colombia

Why World Vision is in Colombia


Like many other countries in 2020, Colombia faced more challenges than just the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing economic and social crises in some South American countries have pushed hundreds of thousands of people out of their home countries in search of better living conditions: By the end of 2020, more than 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants were in Colombia, with the majority unregistered with the government. As Colombia weathered the economic, social, and physical tolls of the pandemic, many vulnerable populations faced food insecurity, shortages of hygiene supplies and water, and healthcare challenges, among others. Working together with the government, faith-based organizations, donors, and families, we reached over 880,000 children and youth with resources to help them get through the pandemic. Kids and families were supported with food, clean water and hygiene supplies, healthcare access, and other programs to keep children safe and healthy. Hundreds of thousands of children and youth had their immediate needs like food and shelter met as other resources helped them cope with challenges related to migration.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Colombia

World Vision's staff in Colombia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For the physical and emotional well-being and safety of the children suffering the most from the effects of the pandemic.

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News from Colombia

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