Colombia

UNHCR prepares for possible exodus of Colombians to neighbouring countries

Responding to the breakdown of peace talks in Colombia, the United Nations refugee agency is planning for a possible exodus of civilians across international borders, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Annan condemns kidnapping of Colombian Presidential candidate

Condemning rebels in Colombia for kidnapping a presidential candidate, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all armed groups in the country to halt attacks against civilians.

Alarmed by breakdown of Colombia peace talks, Annan urges rebels to end violence

Voicing deep regret over the breakdown of peace talks in Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to stop its campaign of hijackings and called on all armed actors to respect international humanitarian law.