Colombia: UNICEF welcomes demobilization of 40 child soldiers

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today welcomed the release of 40 child soldiers by a paramilitary group in Colombia and is preparing to reintegrate them back into society with school as the top priority.

Colombia: civilians deliberately targeted in fight to control land, UN official says

In Colombia, civilians are not only caught in crossfire, they are also directly targeted as part of a strategy to control land and routes, a senior United Nations relief official said today at the end of his three-day mission to that country.

UN official embarks on visit to assess humanitarian conditions in Colombia

A senior United Nations relief official embarked today on a three-day mission to Colombia to assess the world body's response to the humanitarian situation in that conflict-torn country.