Colombia: Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin, 1- 31 July 2012
Nineteen mass displacement events forced an estimated 8,200 people from their homes in July. Escalating violence in Cauca and Chocó departments drove the sharp rise.
Growing pressure on local land from non-State armed groups could trigger further displacement despite indigenous communities’ self-protection and resilience.
Several security incidents against aid operations were reported in July, causing delays to the delivery of assistance.
AMP victims fall 53 per cent, and it continues the overall downward trend observed since May 2012.
Flash floods in Putumayo, Chocó and Sucre departments caused a 61 per cent increase in the number of people affected by natural disasters
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