In 2010 the Food and Nutrition sub­group (established in 2006) became the Food Security Cluster, led by WFP and FAO and the sub-Working Group on Nutrition, led by UNICEF. Since then, in practice, the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster has been co-led by FAO, WFP and UNICEF and aligned with the Colombian government structure. Some FSN coordination mechanisms are part of Local Humanitarian Teams at a local level.

Country Key Contacts

Zandra Estupinan

FSN Cluster/Sector Coordinator

Mariana Valencia

Information Management

2022 Annual report

January to December 2022

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Refugee and Migrant Needs Analysis
Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

Colombian Humanitarian Architecture defines two response plans:

  1. Colombia has experienced a deterioration of the humanitarian situation in 2021 due to diverse factors: these include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nationwide social protests, the recurrence and increasing magnitude of different factors of violence, the climate change heightened number of disasters and the persistence of mixed migration flows. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), there are an estimated 7.7 million People in Need (PIN), who will have humanitarian needs during 2022, requiring complementary assistance from humanitarian actors:
  2. The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) led by the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform (R4V), aims to address the humanitarian, protection and integration needs of both refugees and migrants from Venezuela, as well as, hosting communities. The RMRP strengthens and complements governments, international and civil society organizations’ national and regional responses:
Current Challenges

RMRP: Malnutrition among children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly is a critical concern to be addressed, as well as limited institutional, community and family capacities to support breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and critical nutrition practices.

HRP: Due to factors of violence, priority will be given to a strategy of protection by presence in the most affected territories, through the proactive presence of humanitarian personnel who, together with the communities, build protection interventions to mitigate threats. This has the objective of reducing vulnerabilities, increasing commitments and capacities of national and local authorities, increasing community capacities in self-protection mechanisms and improving living conditions.

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan Yes
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated No
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Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation No
Clusters engaged
Not implemented in the report period

Key Figures



Number of SAM under-five children in need
Number of MAM under-five children in need
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation

Total Partners (15)

UN agencies


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