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31 May 2006 description

In Brief

Appeal target: CHF 2,439,411 (USD 1,923,019 or EUR 1,581,564);

Appeal coverage: 74.4%.

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents).

31 May 2006 description

El secretario de Gobierno de Santander, Dídier Alberto Tavera Amado, entrega hoy dotación de enfermería al Hogar Jesús de Nazareth, que atiende en Bucaramanga a víctimas de las minas antipersonal.

El Departamento invirtió 30 millones de pesos en equipos de primeros auxilios y elementos de comedor y cocina.

También incluye 20 camarotes metálicos, 40 colchonetas, 40 almohadas, 120 cobijas, 120 juegos de sábanas, toallas, toldillos y cortinas.

El Hogar Jesús de Nazareth es una institución sin ánimo de lucro fundada por Yolanda González, con el propósito de atender a los campesinos …

31 May 2006 description

In June 2006, Refugees International (RI) is launching its third mission to Colombia since February 2005 to generate greater attention and support for the internally displaced population. The internal armed conflict has displaced more than two million Colombians. The government of Colombia has taken some initiatives to stop the different armed groups responsible for causing displacement. Through a controversial strategy, the government has undertaken the huge task of disarming the paramilitary groups, offering their members incentives to convince them to renounce their weapons.

30 May 2006 description

State Department certifies Colombia meeting aid criteria

30 May 2006 description

BOGOTA, May 30, 2006 (AFP) - Fresh from winning a second term by a landslide, Colombia's conservative president discussed ways of launching peace talks with the country's main leftist insurgency, officials said Wednesday.

30 May 2006 description

Consejo Nacional Lácteo evaluó impacto de inundaciones

Bogotá, 30 may.

30 May 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 30 May 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

30 May 2006 description

El programa Familias en Acción ha entregado este año subsidios de nutrición y educación a 63.312 hogares desplazados, en tanto que durante el mes de mayo se efect?an los desembolsos a otras 17.828 familias afectadas por este flagelo.

Esto significa que al término de mayo un total de 81.140 hogares desplazados habrán obtenido la ayuda del Gobierno Nacional.

Acción Social ha girado para cubrir estos pagos recursos por valor de 15.009 millones de pesos.

De acuerdo con el reporte de la Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional, hasta la fecha se …

29 May 2006 description

Cruz Roja continua acompañando a las comunidades en alto riesgo por el Volcán Galeras

29 May 2006 description

GENEVA, May 29 (UNHCR) - UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), two leading organisations working for the protection of refugees, signed an agreement Monday which aims to improve the protection of displaced people worldwide.

29 May 2006 description

ALTOS DE CAZUCA, Colombia, May 29 (UNHCR) - Five years after she first arrived in Altos de Cazuca, a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Colombia's capital Bogotá, Denise is once again homeless. Her small house, precariously built on a steep incline in the foothills of the Andes, was almost washed away ten days ago when water from the mountain tops came gushing through the back wall.

29 May 2006 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Patrick Markey

BOGOTA, Colombia, May 29 (Reuters) - Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe has scored a landslide re-election victory that handed him a solid mandate for four more years as Washington's closest ally in Latin America.

One of Colombia's most popular presidents, Uribe won 62 percent of the ballots on Sunday as conflict-weary voters rewarded him for his campaign to curb warring left-wing rebels and militia and the cocaine trade that fuels a long-running insurgency.

But even as the first incumbent president to be re-elected in Colombia's …

28 May 2006 description

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Colombia notes that today's presidential elections have taken place in an atmosphere of freedom, transparency and normalcy, which allowed citizens to renew their commitment to democracy.

26 May 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

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26 May 2006 description

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the third periodic report of Colombia on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

26 May 2006 description

Resumen semanal de noticias sobre el conflicto armado y la construcción de paz

25 May 2006 description

El número de desplazamientos sigue aumentando en Colombia. Según la Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento (CODHES) el número de desplazados en Colombia aumentó un 8% en 2005. Esto quiere decir que 310.387 personas se vieron obligadas a separarse de sus hogares y sus tierras por la violencia de un conflicto que dura ya más de 40 años.

25 May 2006 description

In Colombia, the number of displaced people continues to rise. According to the Consultoria para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplaziamiento, the number of displaced people in the country increased by 8% in 2005. This means that 310,387 people were forced to leave their homes and land due to the violence of a conflict that has lasted for more than 40 years. Action Against Hunger, which is responding to the basic needs of the displaced population and those affected by the conflict, asks the international community to recognise that there is a conflict in Colombia.