Urban Mixed Migration - Bogotá Case Study

Molina, V.
Publication language
Date published
22 Nov 2020
Case study
Multi-sector/cross-sector, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Host Communities, Refugee Camps, Poverty, Protection, human rights & security, Land issues, Urban
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Bogotá is the capital city of Colombia, the Bogotá Metropolitan Area being one of the biggest urban areas of Latin America with almost 10 million inhabitants. While it hosts the largest presence of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the country – 347,178 according to official estimates – the available data on Bogotá as a host city is limited.

This case study explore mixed migration trends and dynamics in the Bogotá Metropolitan Area, focusing on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, from three complementary thematic lenses: 1) Bogotá as a city of opportunities; 2) Bogotá as a city of risks and 3) Bogotá during the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on MMC’s 4Mi data, as well as interviews with migrants and refugees and civil society actors.

Molina, V.