Colombia: Risk Overview
Created: 09/09/2020 +

Overview

This risk report seeks to inform humanitarian decision-makers and facilitate response planning through an analysis of possible evolution of the crisis dynamics in Colombia over the next six months in 2020 and into early 2021, factors that will likely provoke a change in the situation and humanitarian needs which are likely to arise if the risks materialize.
The first case of COVID-19 in Colombia was reported on 6 March 2020. As of 7 September, 666.500 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Bogotá, the capital city, is the most affected area, with 226.000 cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak, the Colombian government has implemented a series of containment measures, including closure of borders and schools and a national lockdown.