Fleeing their home country’s economic struggles and intricate political instability, thousands of Venezuelans flock to neighboring Colombia each year. While some settle in the country, Colombia is merely a stopover for others – on their way to Central and North America.
Necoclí, a town near the Panama border, is one of the last stops in Colombia for migrants and refugees who are willing to brave one of the world’s most dangerous migration routes --the deadly Darién Gap-–to continue their journey northward.
Between November 2022 and January 2023, iMMAP Inc. and GIFMM (the Interagency Group on Mixed Migration Flows) conducted a population survey in Necoclí to understand the composition of traveling groups, their movements and travel intentions, route conditions, and primary needs.
To gain insights on this complex and lasting humanitarian crisis, they jointly collected data from 6,390 individuals and successfully conducted 1,874 surveys with a 90% confidence level, resulting in various data products.
By establishing a diverse portfolio of data products, this joint initiative seeks to enhance decision-making processes, minimize duplication of efforts, and maximize impact, ultimately contributing to a more informed and efficient humanitarian response.
In the following sections, you'll discover our products that illustrate our role as a reliable ally in the face of adversity, as a hub of innovation and as a actor in Colombia's complex and ever-changing landscape.