Dispatches from the Field

Making Connections, Making Progress

In Colombia, more than 8 million people have been displaced by armed conflict, with women, children, Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups, and people with disabilities disproportionately affected. Since 2008, Blumont has implemented the Closing Emergency Assistance Gaps to Aid Displaced Populations in Colombia (Closing Gaps) program, funded by the U.S.

Protection Creates Progress

When refugees and displaced people flee their homes, it isn’t just items that they leave behind. They also leave a sense of community, support networks of friends and family, livelihoods and hobbies. Protection activities aim to protect the whole person, so just as many displaced people need help with tangible items, they also need help with the intangibles that help make a life.