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IOM IN YOUR COUNTRY

IOM in Colombia

IOM Colombia was established in 1956. In support of the Colombian government, the Organization implements programmes for migrant and vulnerable populations in nearly all departments of the country, with support from various cooperation agencies and stakeholders.

Along with traditional programmes to attend to migratory flows abroad, voluntary returns, and the reintegration of Colombians returning from other countries, and strengthening the government’s capacity to address migratory issues and provide technical cooperation for migration, IOM has redesigned its activities in Colombia to the needs of populations affected by forced migration.

This population includes, among others, victims of the internal armed conflict and human trafficking. In addition, IOM works to support the reintegration, and prevention of recruitment into illegal armed groups. All of IOM’s programmes include gender perspectives and are implemented with comprehensive and inclusive visions for indigenous and Afro-Colombian peoples.

Thematic Areas

  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Migrant Integration
  • Migration Law
  • Voluntary Return and Reintegration
  • Migration and Development
  • Post-Humanitarian Crisis Situations
  • Policies and Research
  • Migration and Youth
  • Migration and Climate Change
  • Counter-Trafficking
  • Migration and Gender
  • South–South Cooperation
  • Migration and Health
  • Migration and Rurality   

More information (in Spanish) is available on the IOM Colombia website.

Capital:Bogota
Population (2015):48.2 million
Area:1,138,914 km sq
Languages:Spanish
Currency:Colombian Peso (COP)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 13,046
HDI Rank (2014):97 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 4,233 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-0.6 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):0.3%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):46.7%
Population under 15 (2015):24.3%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.40%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Carrera 14 N° 93B-46 Chicó
Bogotá, Colombia

Tel: +57 1 6397777
Email: iombogota@iom.int
Website: www.oim.org.co