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UNFPA Colombia Running Out Of Money For Humanitarian Response, Reproductive Health Services For Venezuelan Migrants

Devex: UNFPA Colombia response in jeopardy, country director says
“The United Nations Population Fund says limited humanitarian funding in Colombia will not last beyond December, further threatening their already limited response to the sexual and reproductive health needs of Venezuelans seeking to migrate there. UNFPA Colombia has received approximately $1.4 million for the humanitarian response in 2019, at least $5 million short of what the office requires for the calendar year, according to UNFPA Colombia country representative Verónica Simán. UNFPA’s scope of work, however, is expanding well beyond its budget, as Venezuelans continue to cross the border and seek contraception and other sexual and reproductive health care, according to Simán…” (Lieberman, 9/10).