Date: Since august 2019
Place: Bogotá, Colombia and region.
The Colombia Mission is born as a response of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Missions (FMHI), affiliated to the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FFHI), in the face of the humanitarian crisis experienced by Venezuelan migrants arriving in the country, and the internal displacement of Colombians, caused by guerrillas and other situations of vulnerability. It becomes a permanent mission as of 2018 in response to the worsening of this crisis.
The main action pillar of the Colombia Mission is the emergency education, developed through art-education, seeking to generate an environment of protection, the strengthening of resilience, and create the possibility for these children and adolescents amid humanitarian crisis to express their childhood.
- Art-Education focused on playing and relating to oneself and one another.
- Self-care and hygiene.
- Combating violence.
- Strengthening the Culture of Peace.
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Lear about some milestones of the performance in the Colombia Mission.
Arrival in Cúcuta, in the border with Venezuela, to provide emergency assistance to migrants arriving in the country, especially hikers who were moving on foot from Cucuta to Bogotá, as well as promoting specific actions in life and emergency education.
It worked in Bogotá with the Grupo Interagencial de Fluxos Migratórios Mistos (GIFMM) of Norte de Santander and Bogotá (and region), to generate more opportunities for Venezuelan migrants who arrive there – either to build a dignified life in this country, or to follow their path to other countries.
It teamed up with Bethany Global Services to assist children and adolescents. It worked in some points of attention to migrants in Bogotá and organized events in which it worked with this age group.
The Humanitarian Mission Colombia temporarily closed its operations in Colombia due to the global health situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Colombia Mission’s volunteer missionaries participated as students and facilitators of the Training on the Minimum Requirements for Emergency Education, taught by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).