Colombia: “I want my children to study, to one day have a career. This is my biggest dream.”
The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) is expected to benefit over 1.8 million Venezuelans currently living in Colombia and others entering via official checkpoints over the course of two years. The creation of the TPS is an unprecedented event in the country's history and the region because it allows eligible Venezuelans to regularize their stay and reside in Colombia for ten years, which includes accessing a full range of rights such as identification documents, healthcare, education, formal employment, and financial inclusion, among others. By its nature, the TPS is considered a good practice in the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) framework because it aligns to its objectives 1 and 2, which consist of easing pressures on host countries and enhancing refugee self-reliance.