This report is based on data collected from April to May 2021 as part of a phone survey of community members in 11 municipalities across Colombia.

This report focuses on public perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, armed group messaging about COVID-19, and the potential impact on public health preferences.

This data may be useful to government, UN, and NGO partners working in Colombia to support their peacebuilding and other relevant policies and programming in the context of COVID-19. It ends by exploring the implications of these findings to public health and peacebuilding policy and programming.

This publication can also be downloaded from the UNU-CPR website in English and Spanish

Citation: Javier Cárdenas, Cristal Downing, Kyle Johnson and Siobhan O'Niel (2021) "COVID-19, Armed Groups, and Public Health Perceptions in Colombia", MEAC Findings Report 9, United Nations University, New York.