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USAID Field Report Colombia Mar 2000

United States Agency for International Development
Bureau for Humanitarian Response
Office of Transition Initiatives

Country Situation

A group of fourteen eminent Colombian businessmen met recently with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Commander Manuel "Sure-shot" Marulanda Vélez, deep in FARC-controlled territory. The visit was an important demonstration of interest by a sector of Colombian society that has long been targeted for violence by the FARC. The fourteen flew to meet Commander Marulanda without protection and completely

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Intervenciones de Emergencia en favor de la Población Internamente Desplazada, Evaluación de las Necesidades de Asistencia y Rehabilitación, Marzo 2000


Servicio de Operaciones Especiales de Socorro (TCOR)
I. INTRODUCCION

El Servicio de Operaciones Especiales de Socorro (TCOR) envió una misión a Colombia del 7 al 23 de Abril de 1999. Los objetivos de esta misión, que fue llevada a cabo en cooperación con el PMA (Programa Mundial Alimentario), eran los siguientes:

i) Evaluar el impacto de los desplazamientos internos de las comunidades campesinas y su problemática;

ii) Diseñar perfiles de proyectos para ser financiado por presupuestos en colaboración con el Programa Alimentario Mundial (PMA).

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Emergency interventions in favour of the internally displaced population, Assessment of relief and rehabilitation needs Mar 2000


Special Relief Operations Service - TCOR
Colombia

INTRODUCTION

FAO’s Special Relief Operations Service (TCOR) fielded a mission to Colombia from 7 to 23 April 1999. The objectives of the mission, which was conducted in collaboration with the WFP, were to:

i) evaluate the impact of internal displacement on farming communities and related issues;

ii) prepare relevant project profiles for funding, possibly in cooperation with the World Food Programme (WFP).

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World Bank Approves $225 Million for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of Colombia's Coffee-Growing Region

Report
World Bank
News Release No: 2000/261/LAC
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2000 - The World Bank announced today a $225 million emergency loan to support reconstruction of Colombia's coffee-growing region, struck by an earthquake in January 1999 that left 1,185 dead and over 150,000 homeless. The loan, approved yesterday by the Bank's board, supplements the $93.2 million from existing projects reallocated to reconstruction works last August. It will benefit more than 560,000 individuals who sustained losses as a result of the earthquake, particularly the poorest groups.