Building resilience on Colombia's border

Nov 2019

La Guajira, Colombia’s northernmost region, is dry with desert landscapes. It’s prone to drought and food insecurity particularly in rural areas. In recent years, the economic crisis in neighboring Venezuela has pushed over a million migrants across the border, including 165,000 people into La Guajira. The influx of migrants has put a strain on host communities, where food is limited and natural resources scarce. That’s why in 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Early Warning Early Action team decided to act.

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