Colombia: UN refugee agency ‘extremely concerned’ at new violence against civilians

Expressing new alarm at the impact of more than four decades of conflict on Colombia’s civilians, the United Nations refugee agency today voiced “extreme concern” at increasing violence over the past two weeks in the south of the Andean country, where 15 people have been killed, some of them in fighting between irregular armed

Colombian indigenous leaders flee to Panama after death threats, UN agency reports

Voicing renewed concern at the impact of Colombia’s four decades of civil conflict on its indigenous communities, with smaller groups threatened with extinction, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today that nearly 50 Wounaan people, seven of them leaders, had fled to neighbouring Panama in fear for their lives.

Ecuador: UN agency appeals for just $10 a head to help Colombian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency is appealing for just $69,000 by the end of the month – a mere $10 per person – to help 7,200 Colombians who have fled into Ecuador from violence in their homeland.