Colombia: UN refugee agency voices concern over rising tide of displaced people

As thousands of Colombians have lost their homes in recent week due to the country's ongoing conflict, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today said it was extremely concerned about their worsening plight and urged all sides to respect the rights of the civilian victims of the fighting.

Top UN human rights official repeats concern about situation in Colombia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, today reiterated her concern about the critical human rights and humanitarian situation in Colombia, which she said had worsened as a result of terrorist acts committed since the inauguration of President Alvaro Uribe last week.

Colombia: Annan condemns attack during inauguration of new President

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the violent attacks that took place during yesterday's inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez.