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iMMAP has had a presence in Colombia since 2009 and has worked on projects with IOM, OCHA, UNDP and the Resident Coordinator’s Office during its time there. Bogotá has a regional coordination hub to respond to the Venezuela crisis starting in 2017.

Venezuela is facing a worrisome deterioration of living conditions since 2017 due to a combination of falling oil output, international sanctions, spiraling hyperinflation and scarcity of basic goods. The economic crisis has thrown the majority of Venezuelans into poverty and extreme poverty. Some 90% of households indicate they cannot afford to purchase food. The basic food basket is currently six times pricier than the minimum monthly wage. This led to a sharp increase in the migratory flows out of the country during the period, notably towards neighboring Colombia.


iMMAP Support to the Venezuela Crisis
iMMAP is providing the necessary information management capacity required to build a multisector picture of the humanitarian impact of the Venezuela situation. There is one iMMAP Information Management Officer (IMO) who coordinates the wider regional information management from Bogotá. Additionally, four National Information Management Specialists are engaged under the project. The National IM Specialists produce key information management products from Bogotá. The iMMAP Information Management Officer will liaise closely with other information managers working at iMMAP, OCHA and partners, and will provide coordination with UMAIC and other key information management partners operating in Colombia.
Information Management Support to the Education Cluster/Sector
Through this project, iMMAP provides information management and coordination services to the Education Sector and the Education in Emergencies Cluster. The main objective of this project is to provide technical assistance to strengthen capacities in information management to support humanitarian response coordination.
Analysis of Educational Trajectories and Assessment of WASH Conditions in Schools
Through this project, UNICEF and iMMAP validate the inventory of educational institutions in Colombia as well as WASH indicators in 250 educational institutions in the department of La Guajira through geolocation. Additionally, the Educational Trajectory Risk Index will be built for the country's school system.
COVID-19 Situation Analysis
Funded by USAID, the project implemented in Colombia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DRC, Nigeria and Syria, alongside further global efforts. iMMAP and its main partner Data Friendly Space (DFS) collect and analyze data provided by humanitarian stakeholders and other relevant actors such as academia, private sector and government agencies, and produce regular joint situational analysis reports to facilitate a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of COVID-19 to support response operations.

Information Products