Since 2015, Venezuela has faced one of the world’s most extreme economic and humanitarian crises. Now, over 1.5 million displaced Venezuelans are in neighboring Colombia.
The major overland exit point from Venezuela to Colombia is the Simon Bolivar bridge, with the city of Cúcuta on the Colombian side of the border. Since 2019, MedGlobal has supported the only primary care clinic dedicated to the full primary care needs of displaced Venezuelans in Cúcuta and the surrounding region of Norte de Santander. The clinic particularly focuses on critical maternal and child health.
Our team at the Comuneros clinic has provided over 30,000 patient consultations.
As COVID-19 spread in Colombia, MedGlobal adapted our services to include a robust COVID-19 response. In response to the growing number of Venezuelan migrants who are stuck on the border, MedGlobal has partnered with UNHCR to provide health services at the Tienditas Bridge in Cúcuta, where a shelter has been established to care for Venezuelans as the await permission to cross back into Venezuela.