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iMMAP Inc. 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.


EVIDEM Consortium (Evidence-based Decision-Making)
The EVIDEM Consortium aims to strengthen humanitarian response in Colombia through evidence-based decision-making facilitated by information management. Led by iMMAP Inc. the consortium will enhance decision-making across various humanitarian sectors by providing IM products and services, fostering community engagement, and accountability. The project aims to improve the well-being of 1.6 million people targeted by the 2023 Colombia Humanitarian Response Plan and assist 2.38 million refugees and migrants in need through the Refugee and Migrant Response Plan.
Information Management Support to Sectors Under GIFMM in Colombia
Under this project, iMMAP Inc. provides support to the Education, Food Security and Nutrition, Health, Socio-Economic Integration, and WASH sectors until March 2024, in coordination with the Inter-Agency Mixed Migration Flows Group (GIFMM). Under the GIFMM umbrella, the sectors and GIFMM will work under a commonly designed protocol aimed at creating and maintaining a products portfolio to improve decision-making, allowing for sectoral innovation while also ensuring a catalog of standardized GIFMM information products to provide consistent analysis that meets GIFMM criteria and reduces duplication of efforts. The key activities and deliverables in the current project were coordinated with the sectors and GIFMM and included in the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) 2021.

This project is made possible thanks to the support of the US Department of State Bureau of Populations, Migrations and Refugees (PRM). This support enables iMMAP Inc.'s information management assistance to all of the prioritized sectors, providing support to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia, enhancing coordination and the overall quality of the humanitarian response to this critical humanitarian crisis.

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