Colombia

UN officials begin mission to remote Colombian region affected by civil war

Colombian authorities and United Nations humanitarian officials have begun a joint mission to the country’s remote and impoverished Middle San Juan River region to assess how best to help more than 1,200 Afro-Colombians there displaced by recent fighting in the long-running civil war.

Colombians displaced by conflict face new threats, UN refugee agency warns

Officials from the United Nations refugee agency have met Colombian lawmakers to discuss how to improve the human rights situation around the capital, Bogotá, where tens of thousands of people displaced by its civil war are facing renewed threats of violence and even murder.