Grassroots Support for Venezuelans in Colombia

Over 5.7 million Venezuelans have left their country.

The Journey of a Venezuelan Refugee

The most desperate Venezuelan refugees cross the border with absolutely nothing, not even $30 that would buy them an 18-hour bus ride to the capital, Bogota. Left with no other option, they walk.

The Journey of a Venezuelan Refugee

The most desperate Venezuelan refugees cross the border with absolutely nothing, not even $30 that would buy them an 18-hour bus ride to the capital, Bogota. Left with no other option, they walk.

Recent Blogs

The lawyer who couldn’t afford a bus fare

Currently on a career break from her job as a journalist at BBC News in London, Catherine is volunteering with us for 2 months. Here is a humbling and real account of just one couples story.

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Our mission

On the Ground International is a non-profit organization providing humanitarian aid.
Our purpose in Colombia is to assist Venezuelan refugees by supporting and advocating for independent and locally-run organizations.

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Hogar de Paso Marta Duque

Refugee Hero: Marta Duque

In January 2018, Marta began opening her home to Venezuelan refugees. One year and three months later, she and her team of four Venezuelans are serving 250-300 meals a day.

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