New Video on Services for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia – Nearly two million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia since 2015, leaving the country’s national and local governments scrambling to manage the rapid surge of Venezuelan migrants in addition to Colombians returning from Venezuela. As the national migration policy still focuses mainly on Colombian returnees, there is a need to provide specific information on services for Venezuelans – especially those who lack legal identification and immigration documents. 

To help local authorities better assist these migrants, the International Republican Institute (IRI) commissioned a short animated video to provide an overview of Colombia’s legislation that guarantees basic services to migrants. 

IRI is committed to addressing forced migration by strengthening democratic governance across the globe. Our programming aims to mitigate tensions over scarce resources and enhance long- term strategic planning in response to migration inflows in places like Colombia and Uganda. This video is part of a pilot project that seeks to improve capacity of local officials in understanding and responding to migration in Colombia. 

Watch the video in English. 

Watch the video in Spanish. 

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