Colombia

Colombia: UN right offices again condemns leftist rebels for murder of civilians

United Nations human rights officials have yet again condemned leftist rebel attacks on civilians, this time deploring the murder of two local government councillors, allegedly by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN).

Colombia’s indigenous communities face extinction, UN agency warns

A humanitarian emergency is looming among Colombia’s indigenous communities, with some threatened with extinction in the South American country’s decades-long civil conflict, as irregular armed groups encroach upon their land, even torturing and killing their leaders, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.

UN refugee agency warns of migration scam by Colombian con artists

People pretending to work for or to be associated with the United Nations refugee agency are running an illegal migration scheme for Colombians wishing to leave the country, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today.

Colombian rebels commit war crimes in killing civilians, says UN rights office

United Nations human rights officials have yet again condemned the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP) for attacks on civilians, condemning the murder of a former governor of an indigenous reservation and his wife as war crimes within the jurisdiction of International Criminal Court (ICC).

Colombia: UN rights office again condemns leftist rebels for killing civilians

For the third time in a week, United Nations human rights officials have condemned the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP) for attacks on civilians.

Colombia: UN rights office condemns fresh ‘war crimes’ by leftist rebels

United Nations human rights officials have accused the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP) of committing new war crimes in the recent massacres of nine bus passengers and nine members of a local municipal council.

UN refugee agency official spotlights plight of displaced Colombians

As Colombians continue fleeing armed conflict in their country, a senior official with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) travelled to Colombia and Ecuador this week to spotlight the plight of millions of vulnerable people in the region.

UN condemns murder of local politicians in Colombia

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly deplored the murder of two political leaders and their associates in Colombia as grave crimes constituting a threat to democracy in the South American country.