UN official embarks on visit to assess humanitarian conditions in Colombia

9 June 2003

A senior United Nations relief official embarked today on a three-day mission to Colombia to assess the world body's response to the humanitarian situation in that conflict-torn country.

During his visit, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Kenzo Oshima is expected to undertake visits to areas where huge numbers of people have been internally displaced by the decades-long conflict in Colombia.

Mr. Oshima is also expected to discuss the mid-term review of the UN Humanitarian Plan of Action for Colombia during meetings with the country's authorities, members of the UN country team and the donor community.


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