In March 2018, Colombia hosted 277 refugees, 625 asylum-seekers and 11 stateless people. There are 7,671,124 internally displaced people, Colombians who have been forced to flee their homes but have not sought safety in another country.

The peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being implemented and the former guerrilla group has officially laid down its arms. However, clashes with other armed groups have persisted and forced displacement is expected to continue in some areas.

The implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC, announced a year ago, has caused problems in some communities that are affected by the presence of armed groups and illegal activities such as drug trafficking and unauthorised mining.

The power vacuum left by the FARC’s demobilization has led to territorial disputes between new and existing armed groups. Delays and problems arising from the implementation of the peace agreement, such as the voluntary substitution of illicit crops or local development, have increased uncertainty in an environment where the state remains weak.

UNHCR has noted an increase in murders of, and threats against, human rights defenders and community leaders in the Pacific Coast region. In most cases, the victims are from indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

Our work in Colombia includes protecting people displaced inside the country and preventing further displacement, campaigning for a better asylum system, increased border monitoring, providing cash assistance for vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers, contributing to peace-building by supporting the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and the truth commission and ensuring that those forced to flee their homes have access to these.

For information about our work in Colombia:

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Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in Colombia

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Colombia

Street Address:
Calle 71 No. 12-55, LocGPSLat : 4.39.25 / LocGPSLong 74.3.39, Bogota, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Calle 71 # 12-55, LocGPSLat : 4.39.25 / LocGPSLong 74.3.39, Bogota, Colombia

Telephone:
571 546 36 66

Facsimile:
571 312 65 11

Email:
colbo@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:45
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:45
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:45
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:45
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Holiday01 : 01-Jan
Holiday02 : 24-Mar
Holiday03 : 25-Mar
Holiday04 : 09-May
Holiday05 : 06-Jun
Holiday06 : 20-Jul
Holiday07 : 15-Aug
Holiday08 : 13-Sep
Holiday09 : 17-Oct
Holiday10 : 14-Nov

The UNHCR Representative in Colombia

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office

Street Address:
Calle 21 No.4-82 B/La Yesquita, Quibdo, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Carrera 4 No 24-86, Quibdo, Colombia

Telephone:
+57 4 6715146

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Comments:
Pub2011Holiday01 : 1-Jan Pub2011Holiday02 : 24-Mar Pub2011Holiday03 : 25-Mar Pub2011Holiday04 : 9-May Pub2011Holiday05 : 6-Jun Pub2011Holiday06 : 20-Jul Pub2011Holiday07 : 15-Aug Pub2011Holiday08 : 13-Sep Pub2011Holiday09 : 17- Oct Pub2011Holiday10 : 14-Nov

Head of Office

Style of Address:
Head of Office

Street Address:
Cra.3 No. 7-32 Oficina 1302 Edificio Pacific Trade Cent, Buenaventura, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Cra.3 No. 7-32 Oficina 1302, Edificio Pacific Trade Center, Buenaventura, Colombia

Telephone:
2 2423615

Email:
colbe@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Holiday01 : 1-Jan
Holiday02 : 24-Mar
Holiday03 : 25-Mar
Holiday04 : 9-May
Holiday05 : 6-Jun
Holiday06 : 20-Jul
Holiday07 : 15-Aug
Holiday08 : 13-Sep
Holiday09 : 17-Oct
Holiday10 : 14-Nov

Head of Office

Style of Address:
Head of Office

Street Address:
Transv. 26 # 41-20 Barrio la Grama. Villavicencio Colom, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Transv. 26 # 41-20 Barrio la Grama. Villavicencio Colom, Colombia

Telephone:
664-5487

Facsimile:
664-5487

Email:
colvi@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Sub-Office at Medelliln

Style of Address:
Head of Sub Office at Medellin

Street Address:
Calle 7 No 39-215 Ofi 1301. Medellin, Colombia, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Calle 7 No 39-215 Ofi 1301. Medellin, Colombia, Colombia

Telephone:
+4 3524326

Facsimile:
+4 2666035

Email:
colme@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday: 8:30 - 16:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Pub2011Holiday01 : 1-Jun Pub2011Holiday02 : 24-Mar Pub2011Holiday03 : 25-Mar Pub2011Holiday04 : 9-May Pub2011Holiday05 : 6- Jun Pub2011Holiday06 : 20-Jul Pub2011Holiday07 : 15- Aug Pub2011Holiday08 : 13 Sep Pub2011Holiday09 : 17_Oct Pub2011Holiday10 : 14 -Nov

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Apartado

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Apartado

Street Address:
Calle 100F N° 109-22, Apartado, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Calle 100F N° 109-22, Apartado, Colombia

Telephone:
57 4 828 7719

Facsimile:
57 4 828 7723

Email:
colap@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Pub2011Holiday01 : 1-Jan Pub2011Holiday02 : 24-Mar Pub2011Holiday03 : 25-Mar Pub2011Holiday04 : 9-May Pub2011Holiday05 : 6-Jun Pub2011Holiday06 : 20-Jul Pub2011Holiday07 : 15-Aug Pub2011Holiday08 : 13-Sep Pub2011Holiday09 : 17-Oct Pub2011Holiday10 : 14-Nov

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Arauca

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Arauca

Street Address:
Calle 20 Nro 24-68, Barrio las Corocoras, Arauca, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Calle 20 Nro 24-68, Barrio las Corocoras, Arauca, Colombia

Telephone:
57 7 885 7788

Facsimile:
57 7 885 6804

Email:
colar@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Holiday01 : 1-Jan
Holiday02 : 24-Mar
Holiday03 : 25-Mar
Holiday04 : 9-May
Holiday05 : 6-Jun 20
Holiday06 : 20-Jul
Holiday07 : 15-Aug
Holiday08 : 13-Sep
Holiday09 : 17-Oct
Holiday10 : 14-Nov

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Cucuta

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Cucuta

Street Address:
Avenida 1a. Nro. 12-35 Centro, Cucuta, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Avenida 1a. Nro. 12-35 Centro, Cucuta, Colombia

Telephone:
57 7 572 5727

Facsimile:
57 7 572 5728

Email:
colcu@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Mocoa

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Mocoa

Street Address:
Calle 12 Carrera 11 (Esquina B/Obrero), Mocoa, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Calle 12 Carrera 11 (Esquina B/Obrero), Mocoa, Colombia

Telephone:
57 8 420 0003

Email:
colmo@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad

Comments:
Holiday01 : 1-Jan
Holiday02 : 24-Mar
Holiday03 : 25-Mar
Holiday04 : 9-May
Holiday05 : 6-Jun
Holiday06 : 20-Jul
Holiday07 : 15-Aug
Holiday08 : 13-Sep
Holiday09 : 17-Oct
Holiday10 : 14-Nov

The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Pasto

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Pasto

Street Address:
Calle 35A # 18-87 Barrio Versalles, Pasto, Colombia

Mailing Address:
Carrera 32B No 19-10, Barrio Palermo, Pasto, Colombia

Telephone:
57 2 731 3016

Facsimile:
57 2 731 3009

Email:
colps@unhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + -5

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Ano Nuevo
30 March 2018, Viernes Santo
01 May 2018, Dia del Trabajo
15 June 2018, eid al-Fitr
20 July 2018, Dia del la Independencia
21 August 2018, Eid al-Adha
15 October 2018, Dia de la Raza
12 November 2018, Dia de la independencia de Car
25 December 2018, Dia de Navidad