Colombia

Colombia’s laws protecting displaced persons not fully applied, UN expert says

Millions of displaced persons in Colombia do not enjoy the full rights to which they are entitled under the country’s “commendable” laws and policies, a top United Nations expert on the issue said after a mission there that ends today.

World must pay greater attention to ‘invisible tragedy’ of Colombia’s displaced – UN

With 2.5 million Colombians displaced by the country’s four-decades-long civil war and more people joining their ranks every year, a senior United Nations refugee official has called for greater international efforts to help alleviate what she called an invisible humanitarian tragedy.

Colombia: UN calls on world to pay more attention to millions displaced by civil war

With more than 2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by Colombia’s decades-long civil war and hundreds of thousands more seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency is calling for more international attention to be paid to the humanitarian crisis.