Ecuador already has the largest refugee population in Latin America and hundreds of additional persecuted Colombians continue to cross the border every month. For more than a decade, HIAS has been providing livelihood and psychosocial programs in Ecuador. In addition, we partner with the World Food Programme Recovery Operation to distribute food kits to refugees living in remote locations.
Panama and Venezuela
In both Panama and Venezuela, integration is a challenge for Colombian refugees, many of whom have lived through decades of violence and persecution. HIAS' psychosocial programs help them deal with the trauma of their displacement and support them as they try to build new lives in countries that are reluctant to welcome them.