Relief Delivered to Colombian Families Displaced by Flooding

Families already displaced by Colombia's civil conflict are now displaced by severe floods.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, at least 24,000 people have been affected in Nariño Department after intense rains. At least eight rivers are said to have flooded in the region.

PADF Colombia has been coordinating with local government officials and UN agencies to provide comprehensive care for families affected by flooding, particularly in Tumaco, where PADF has been working to support indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups for several years.

On January 26 and 27, PADF hosted two “Days of Care” with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

During the event, PADF delivered the following:

  • Food kits to 140 families
  • Psychosocial support sessions for more than 95 people
  • Medical treatment at the Hospital Divino Niño de Tumaco for 72 people
  • Oral hygiene care for more than 30 people

For more information about PADF's work in Colombia, visit padf.org/colombia.