Colombian refugees find solutions in Ecuador
Description: While the Colombian government is nearing historic peace agreements with the nation’s two main rebel groups, more than 500 Colombians still flee over the border to Ecuador every month. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its team in Lago Agrio are working with Colombian refugees to help them integrate and begin their new lives.
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16 Feb 2017
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Description: Gestión del riesgo: Es el proceso social de planeación, ejecución, seguimiento y evaluación de políticas y acciones permanentes para el conocimiento del riesgo y promoción de una mayor conciencia del mismo, impedir o evitar que se genere, reducirlo o controlarlo cuando ya existe y para prepararse y manejar las situaciones de desastre, así como para la posterior recuperación, entiéndase: rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Estas acciones tienen el propósito explícito de contribuir a la seguridad, el bienestar y calidad de vida de las personas y al desarrollo sostenible.
17 Jan 2017
Description: United Nations - Despite the logistical challenges and political uncertainty following the Colombian plebiscite last October, the country has a host of "solid assets" that can help to advance its peace process, UN envoy for Colombia, Jean Arnault, told the Security Council earlier today. Mr. Arnault was briefing the Council on the work of the UN Mission in Colombia, and the progress made in the implementation of the historic Peace Agreement reached last year. In addition to the resolve of the Colombian leaders and people, Mr. Arnault stressed that unanimous support from international community - including that of the Council - will remain "a very significant success factor" in advancing the Colombian peace deal. http://bit.ly/2iHPM5y
11 Jan 2017
Description: Pedro Cortes presented the main findings of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights just released a report titled “Afrocolombian Men and Women after the accord.” In this, he analyzes the impact of the armed conflict on afrocolombian communities, the Ethnic Chapter and provides detailed recommendations for how to implement the peace accord in a manner that guarantees a differentiated approach for afrocolombians.
Pedro is the Colombia Representative for the International Institute on Race, and Equality. As such, he is responsible for coordinating the Institute’s activities in Colombia, which focus on strengthening the advocacy capacity of Afro-Colombian, LGBTI and human rights organizations. He also supports the Institute’s training and research activities in the region. For 12 years prior to IRRE, Pedro worked to support the Afro-Colombian movement with the National Association of Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES). Pedro played a central role in supporting AFRODES’ first actions before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Pedro is a PhD candidate at Howard University where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar from the Colombian Program for Afro-descendant Leaders. His doctoral dissertation is a comparative analysis of the international advocacy campaigns on human rights abuses concerning Brazilian and Colombian Afro-descendant communities.
30 Nov 2016
Description: Looking for a missing loved one is a long and painful process. Having society’s support, commitment and solidarity is extremely important. Between August and November 2014, the ICRC’s campaign “Missing persons. The Right to Know”, with its message “Fill the Void,” which occupied public spaces in 40 municipalities in Colombia (universities, parks, public transport and institutions) echoed this message of solidarity for families of the missing.
21 Oct 2016
Description: Following the October 2 plebiscite vote in Colombia, WOLA convened two panels of leading human rights defenders, security analysts, and policymakers from Colombia to discuss the current impasse the country faces.
20 Oct 2016
Description: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein commends Colombia's peace agreement between FARC and the government.
Zeid is on an official visit to the country.
26 Sep 2016
Description: El presidente del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Peter Maurer, manifestó su satisfacción por el acuerdo de paz que el Gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP firmaron el 26 de septiembre de 2016 en Cartagena. Durante las negociaciones, el CICR prestó sus buenos oficios como una organización neutral, independiente e imparcial.
Más sobre el conflicto armado en Colombia en http://www.cicr.org/co
26 Sep 2016
Formamos un movimiento global para erradicar la pobreza y la injusticia y luchamos para que las personas gocen plenamente de sus derechos y vivan dignamente.
26 Sep 2016
Description: El Gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP firmaron un acuerdo de paz que le pone fin a más de 50 años de conflicto armado. Desplazamientos masivos y víctimas del fuego cruzado son solo algunos de los tristes recuerdos que esta guerra les deja a los colombianos que llevan años de trabajo humanitario con el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) en las zonas más conflictivas del país.
Hablan Viviana Jiménez, coordinadora adjunta de Seguridad Económica en Colombia, Mauricio Méndez, ingeniero civil de la Unidad de Agua y Hábitat en Florencia (Caquetá), Carlos Quiñones, oficial de campo en el sur del país, y Yolanda Betancourt, responsable de Contaminación con Armas.
Conoce más sobre el conflicto armado en Colombia en http://www.cicr.org/co
23 Sep 2016
Description: As the process comes to its closure, several Colombian Women Organizations are organizing the a Summit for Women and Peace in Bogota, from September 19 to 21.
This Summit aims to contribute to building a more effective participation of women´s organizations throughout the peace process and to increasing the visibility and legitimacy of women as political actors in the referendum process that will take place after the Final Peace Accords. The Summit will also help to ensure that the implementation of the peace accords includes women´s voices.The Summit will count with the participation of 500 women with diverse political and regional backgrounds, as well as with different experiences in peacebuilding. The process will generate a dialogue that enables the construction of proposals to address the many challenges that might come with the implementation of the accords and the referendum.
21 Sep 2016
Description: Former child soldiers in Colombia often find it hard to return to their families. Photo-journalist Juan Arredondo, winner of the ICRC's Visa d'Or Humanitaire, explains.
08 Sep 2016