HIAS in Colombia

Founded: 2019
Staff size: 7
Country Director: Alejandro Tellez
Office Locations: Bogota, Barranquilla

 

REFUGEES IN COLOMBIA

There are currently more than 1.4 million displaced Venezuelans in Colombia. Of these refugees, about half are in a “regular situation”—with either a special stay permit (88%) or a visa and foreign identify cards (12%). The other half is in an “irregular situation”—meaning they have either entered irregularly or exceeded legal stay.

 

HIAS CLIENTS IN COLOMBIA

HIAS’ mission in Colombia is to provide mental health and psychosocial support to victims of sexual and/or gender-based violence, as well as give refugees guidance on access to services and information regarding their rights.

 

HIAS SERVICES IN COLOMBIA

Services and activities focus on four areas: prevention and response to sexual and/or gender-based violence; mental health and psychosocial support interventions; access to services and information regarding rights and obligations; and identification of protection risks.

 

HIAS' services are free. If someone tries to charge you for services claiming they represent HIAS, please report it at our confidential email address: ethics@hias.org. HIAS has a zero-tolerance policy on fraud and corruption.