"Health and Food Security for Venezuelans in Colombia" is a project implemented (between April 2022 and December 2023) by ADRA Colombia and funded by ADRA International.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, established with the purpose of economically and socially developing disadvantaged communities and helping minimize the effects of disasters. ADRA operates in over 119 countries around the world and carries out its mission without discrimination based on race, gender, or political or religious beliefs. ADRA is changing the world through a variety of programs and initiatives in four global impact areas: health, education, livelihoods, and emergencies.
Previously, thanks to the financial resources provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ADRA worked for the vulnerable Venezuelan migrant population since 2018 with the projects: HBM (Health and Basic Needs Support for Venezuelans in Bucaramanga and Medellín), which focused on primary basic health activities, health education, and the delivery of non-food items; SSSE-Ven (Health Services and Essential Supplies for Venezuelans in Bucaramanga and Medellín, Colombia) since 2019, and from 2021 until February 2022, completed its third phase SHAWA (Optimized Health and WASH Activities for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia).
In 2022, thanks to ADRA International’s own resources, the SASVEN Project (Health and Food Security for Venezuelans in Colombia) was initiated. In its first year, the SASVEN Project focused on providing general medical consultations, laboratory tests, and medication for the population without access to healthcare services in the territories of Bucaramanga and Medellín, and provided support to the walking population in the migration corridor through prepared food rations. In the Food Security sector, in the second quarter of the year, the project selected family groups in the cities of Bucaramanga and Medellín to receive cash food assistance.
In 2023, ADRA Colombia will continue working for the migrant population by providing free general medical consultations, laboratory tests, and medication for the population without access to healthcare services in the territories of Bucaramanga and Medellín. Individuals who are already registered in the SASVEN Project can request medical consultations or apply for project enrollment by sending a WhatsApp message to the following numbers:
In Bucaramanga: +57 317 3972757
In Medellín: +57 317 7174487
The service hours for these lines are from:
Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Additionally, the SASVEN Project will continue providing first aid services and food assistance for the walking population on the routes from Bucaramanga to Cúcuta, Medellín, and Bogotá.