Colombia

Fighting threatens existence of Colombia’s indigenous peoples, UN warns

Colombia’s indigenous peoples, caught up in the fighting between the Government, rebels and armed militias, are facing tragedy as violent attacks and forced displacement increase, with fears that some smaller and more vulnerable groups and their cultures may actually disappear, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.

Armed groups in northwest Colombia cause ‘increasingly critical situation’ – UN

More than 2,000 people have fled their homes in a region of northwestern Colombia that was the site of a notorious church massacre three years ago, and thousands more are at grave risk of being displaced by fighting between irregular armed groups, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.