Since 1956, the IOM mission in Colombia has been working to manage migration problems and contribute to its proper management for the benefit of all, contributing its experience in the field. The organization implements the programs required for the needs of the migrating vulnerable populations of the country with the support of several donors and partners in almost all of the departments of Colombia.
Along with the traditional programs of IOM in the world, such as care to the migration flow abroad; voluntary return; reintegration of Colombians from other countries, and strengthening the government’s capacity in the migration agenda and technical cooperation for migration, the Organization has redesigned its activities in Colombia to meet the needs of population groups linked to forced migration.
Among these groups there are the victims of internal forced displacement, human trafficking and violence, demobilized children and adolescents from illegal armed groups or at risk, people in the process of reinsertion into civilian life and the victims of illegal armed groups.
All programs take into account gender perspectives and its implementation is made through a comprehensive and differentiated view towards the indigenous and the Afro-Colombian population.
The Organization in Colombia is a strategic ally for the programs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that are connected to the Comprehensive Migration Policy, and in particular for the Coordination of Colombia Nos Une, attached to Migration Affairs Office and the Consular and Citizen Service.