Colombia: growing UN concern as more indigenous flee violence

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on Colombian authorities to take necessary measure to protect indigenous people from violence and displacement, as more of them flee growing insecurity in the country’s northeast.

Shelter for flood-battered Colombians to be built with emergency funding, UN says

More than a thousand families left homeless by recent flooding in Colombia will be sheltered through a grant of $460,000 from the United Nations emergency relief fund, the UN Office the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.