Health needs of the population displaced by armed conflict in Bogotá.

    Project: Research Project

    Project Details


    Colombia is a country of approximately 40 million inhabitants, which is characterized by its great geographic and multicultural richness, the result of diverse ethnic groups. However, when analyzing its main social problems, it is evident that the most outstanding one is violence. In the last fifty years, the sum of political confrontations, wider socioeconomic gaps that indicate an inequitable distribution of wealth, armed conflict, drug trafficking and lack of state control, have led to violence becoming a daily occurrence.
    Among the main manifestations of violence in Colombia is the armed conflict, which has caused not only the confrontation of the various existing groups with state forces, but has also directly affected the civilian population.
    This situation means that the population that has been included in the conflict as a direct or indirect victim of it, opts for displacement from their territories as an alternative for their survival and that of their families, choosing the big cities as a place of settlement.

    However, in most cases, displacement, together with the precarious living conditions offered by urban centers, significantly increase all their problems, including those related to their health.
    It was from this analysis that the interest in developing this study arose, seeking to identify the perceptions of health problems and strategies for finding solutions for the population displaced by the armed conflict, who chose the city of Bogotá as their place of settlement. An exploratory descriptive study was carried out, using a qualitative methodology, whose data collection was developed during the months of March and April 2002.
    Effective start/end date6/1/016/1/02

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Main Funding Source

    • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


    • Región Centro Oriente


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