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COVID-19 delays gender data collection on Colombian border

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CUCUTA, Colombia — Restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus may also delay new efforts to understand challenges faced by women on the border of Colombia and Venezuela.

International humanitarian organization CARE, which just began operating in Colombia last year, planned to work with local organizers and women’s groups to conduct a rapid gender assessment in the coming weeks about the needs of beneficiaries to launch its Women Lead in Emergencies program. While many NGOs are operating in Cúcuta and other areas near the border, CARE wants the data to determine how it can best serve Venezuelan women and girls and Colombian host communities.

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