For decades, Colombia has experienced ongoing insecurity and displacement as a result of conflict between the Government and armed groups. Humanitarian partners estimate that 285,000 people remain displaced despite the ongoing peace talks. Colombia is also vulnerable to natural disasters.
CERF releases funds to Colombia through the Underfunded Emergencies window
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated an unprecedented US$175 million to neglected emergencies in 2013. Twelve humanitarian emergencies received some $100 million in the first underfunded emergencies round in January 2013. Another thirteen hidden emergencies were provided some $75 million through the second underfunded emergencies round in July 2013.