Santander Protection Analysis Update


The Protection Cluster in Colombia recently published its Protection Analysis Update for the Departamento de Norte de Santander.

This Protection Analysis Update is the first to be published in Spanish and to consider an Area-Based Approach for the protection analysis. The country team, composed almost exclusively of national staff, decided to focus on sub-national level analysis to ensure a better understanding of the different realities faced by each of the regions, improving frontline protection coordination and response.

The priority protection risks identified in the Departamento de Norte de Santander are as follows:

  1. Forced recruitment of children, young and adolescents by armed groups
  2. Threats to life and physical integrity related to armed conflict
  3. Forced internal displacement