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09 Oct 2015 description

Cerca de 2864 personas de 11 comunidades afrocolombianas e indígenas (Ver Tabla 1 Censo de comunidades afectadas) de la cuenca del río Truandó en Riosucio, Chocó, permanecen, desde septiembre, en riesgo de desplazamiento y con restricciones a la movilidad como consecuencia de las acciones bélicas y la presencia grupos armados postdemosvilización y grupos armados no estatales.

09 Oct 2015 description

In the municipality of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Boyacá, a wildfire has burned more than 50 hectares. Over 200 people have worked to try and control the flames. The Director of Risk Management in Boyacá reported that the fire is being controlled by units of the Army, Fire Brigade, Corpoboyacá, Civil Defense, and National Police, the community, and the Government of Boyacá. Relief agencies have alerted the mayors to activate contingency plans for an emergency that may arise. (M: CARACOL)

06 Oct 2015 description

•Rain and strong winds in the city of Barranquilla on September 29 left one person injured, 87 houses without roofs. 22 trees fell, 12 cars were swept away, and power failures occurred. (M: EL HERALDO; M: EL HERALDO; M: EL HERALDO; M: EL ESPECTADOR)

•Heavy rains affected 20 neighborhoods in the city of Santa Marta, department of Magdalena. No reports yet on how many people have been affected. (M: RCN RADIO)

•Update on rains in Barranquilla: The number of houses affected has increased from 87 to 105. (M: EL HERALDO)

03 Oct 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Saturday 10/3/2015 - 17:39 GMT

The FARC guerilla group warned Saturday that a peace deal with the Colombian government would not be possible within the agreed-upon six-month window if Bogota backtracks on the current partial deal.

The six-month time frame, which was agreed last month, "will not be viable if the government begins to question the agreements already signed and backtracks on the current progress," Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada, one of the FARC guerrilla group's negotiators, told reporters in Havana.

03 Oct 2015 description

(New York, 02 October 2015) United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomes the Joint Communiqué regarding the Agreement for the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace of 23 September between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) that brings Colombia closer to the end of the hemisphere’s longest armed conflict.

02 Oct 2015 description
report AlertNet

BOGOTA, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombians uprooted from their homes, abducted or bereaved in the country's five-decade civil war have reacted with hostility or grudging acceptance to a breakthrough agreement between the government and FARC rebels on justice for war crimes.

President Juan Manuel Santos, in an interview with Reuters, said he had to give more ground on the thorny issue of justice than many Colombians would like, to ensure that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) would lay down their weapons and end the conflict.

02 Oct 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Friday 10/2/2015 - 19:03 GMT

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas resumed peace talks Friday after signing a partial deal that President Juan Manuel Santos vowed would pave the way to peace within six months.

Negotiators returned to the table at the talks in Havana buoyed by the recent deal, which establishes how justice will be meted out for crimes committed during the five-decade conflict.

02 Oct 2015 description

Municipality of Timbiquí, Department of Cauca. Gale and high tides overflowed the rivers Timbiquí and Saija on September 29, leaving four roads flooded, 1100 people (220 families) affected, and three people missing. The high tide and floods are forecasted to continue for the next 48 hours. In the city of Buenaventura, 100 homes in 6 districts were flooded on September 29. (OS: DESASTRES-SSH) - (OS: DESASTRES-SSH)

01 Oct 2015 description

The report “Humanitarian and Peace Trends November 2012 – June 2015” is prepared and published by the Office of the United Nations for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with partners in the Humanitarian Country Team and UN System in Colombia, with whom this document was shared for their contributions.

30 Sep 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 September 2015 – President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations General Assembly today that Colombia’s 50-year conflict is coming to an end, following the latest advances in the three-year peace process between the Government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

30 Sep 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

It’s early morning on a stormy day in the jungle of Putumayo, Colombia. Lucia*, 13, and the girls she rooms with wake from their dorm beds to get ready for the school day.

The mud is 10 inches deep around the boarding school grounds but the kids don’t miss a beat, plodding around in their rubber boots or bare feet and taking little notice of the marked trees announcing the presence of rebel forces in the area.

30 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

BOGOTA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - All of Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels, from foot soldiers to commanders, are committed to peace talks, its leader said, and while the group will continue to fight government policy, the battle will go ahead without any shots being fired.

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30 Sep 2015 description


  • HUMANITARIAN SITUATION: Official registration, for people returning from Venezuela to Colombia, is closed. It is estimated 23,738 people crossed the border; 1,743 are living in 10 emergency shelters.

  • FLOODS AND RAINS: In the past week, about 155,205 people resulted affected by rains in Guatemala. Six shelters are hosting 264 people.

  • MIGRATION: According to IOM (International Organization for Migration) report, about 20,596 people crossed the border from Dominican Republic to Haiti.

29 Sep 2015 description

Wildfire in Boyacá: The municipality of Nobsa in Boyacá has declared a wildfire of great proportions a public calamity. The fire has burned about 30 hectares

28 Sep 2015 description

Since the peace process between the government of Colombia and the guerrilla group Fuerzas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) began in October 2012, perhaps the greatest question has been if the negotiations will yield an agreement that both facilitates peace and also responds to the claims for justice.

26 Sep 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government, FARC Agree to No Prison Time for Atrocities

25 Sep 2015 description

As part of the International Organization for Migration’s support to the Colombian government to provide support to citizens who have returned from Venezuela, to date over 3,000 people have been transported from the border to several Colombian cities.

IOM has also supported the registration of nearly 17,000 returned people, and also provided technical assistance to manage 20 temporary shelters.

25 Sep 2015 description


El anuncio conjunto del Gobierno y la guerrilla de las FARC desde la mesa de negociaciones en La Habana (Cuba) conocido este miércoles 23 de septiembre, sobre un acuerdo en el campo de la justicia transicional, deja claro que en el actual proceso de paz el foco está puesto en la reparación integral a las víctimas con un componente destacado: la verdad.