The humanitarian situation in Colombia:

  • 7.2 Million displaced by conflict (OCHA, 2017)
  • Over 4 Million people still in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, 2018)

In 2017, three rivers overflowed in Mocoa, Colombia, sending a destructive torrent of mud and debris through a city of 40,000. The event flattened homes and destroyed entire neighborhoods. Over 250 people died and another 200 were injured. Hundreds were displaced and in need of urgent humanitarian support, including shelter and clean water. Colombia declared a state of emergency and Islamic Relief responded to the call for help, working with local rescue teams to help survivors and raise funds to send life saving aid.