Colombia

UN refugee agency launches ID campaigns in Colombia

Responding to a humanitarian crisis among some 20,000 displaced persons in a remote province of Colombia, the United Nations refugee agency, together with the Colombian Government, has launched an emergency campaign to provide them identity documents as a first step toward gaining access to relief.

Fear of clashes drives more than 1,000 Colombians from their homes in northwest – UN

Some 1,100 people have fled their homes along the Buey River in north-west Colombia, citing fears of heightened clashes in the area, according to the UN refugee agency, which has joined with local authorities on a mission to verify reports of further displacement in the area.

Reports that displaced youth are abused and exploited in Colombia’s cities concern UN

The United Nations refugee agency today sounded the alarm on behalf of nearly 400 million displaced teenagers and young people under fire in cities throughout Colombia, where they are increasingly falling prey to gangs or armed militia.

Joint UN study sheds light on plight of millions of displaced in Colombia

A long-running civil war in Colombia has forced millions of people from their homes, and a study compiled by the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says they need more help than ever, especially those living in urban environments.

UN agency welcomes Costa Rica's decision to extend credit to refugees

The United Nations refugee agency, which has been operating a microcredit programme in refugee camps in Costa Rica, has welcomed the decision of the country's courts to allow local banks to give loans to some 8,000 Colombians using their refugee identity cards.