BRASILIA, Jun 9, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX)
-- Some 4,000 Colombians have fled their homes to Brazil as a result
of their country's armed conflict, according to a report published Friday
by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Luis Varese, UNHCR representative in
Brazil, told reporters on Friday that few of the refugees had sought help
from authorities as they hoped to return home swiftly.
The year 2004 saw the biggest increase
in refugees, who mostly came in as tourists or on temporary passports,
"They mostly came to the city of