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Washington, DC, January 30, 2002 The Brookings Institution-CUNY Project on Internal Displacement, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees today released a report that urges the European Union (EU) and European countries individually to become more specifically and actively engaged in assisting and protecting internally displaced persons and to address the causes and consequences of internal displacement. An estimated 20 to 25 million people are currently forcibly displaced within their own countries, and struggling to survive.
Name and type of operation: PRRO6089 Reconstruction and rehabilitation for families affected by Hurricane Mitch
The newly redesigned Global IDP Database, run by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), has achieved global coverage of all ongoing situations of conflict-induced displacement in the world. On the basis of its 47 country profiles, the NRC has produced new analysis of internal displacement worldwide. For more information, access the Global IDP Database at www.idpproject.org
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - An explosion in a Marxist guerrilla weapons dump killed seven raiding Colombian soldiers and left 22 missing on Tuesday, and a car bomb killed five civilians in a southern city, the army said.
An army spokesman blamed the latest car bombing, in a restaurant district of the city of Florencia, on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- known by the Spanish initials FARC.
It came during an apparent offensive by the 17,000-member Marxist force, launched since they signed a landmark agreement with the government to reach a cease-fire deal by April …
The armed actors in Colombia had to stop murdering, kidnapping, displacing and massacring the Colombian people, James LeMoyne, Acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Colombia, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.
QUITO, Ecuador, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ecuador could face up to 11,000 refugees in a six-month period if Colombia's 38-year-old war intensifies, the U.N.
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Armenia, 23 de enero de 2002 (ANCOL).- El presidente Andrés Pastrana visitará desde mañana varios municipios del Quindío, para entregar obras ejecutadas por el Fondo para la Reconstrucción y Desarrollo Social del Eje Cafetero (Forec).
FCO Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Denis MacShane MP, met representatives from a number of prominent NGOs, including ABColombia, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, CAFOD and Peace Brigades International as well as UK trade union leaders to discuss the human rights situation in Colombia on 23 January. Dr MacShane said:
'I was pleased to meet representatives from progressive NGOs and trade union leaders today at the FCO.
Colombia may have stepped back from the brink of all-out civil war this week with a new pact for peace talks.
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The National Government and the spokesmen for the FARC-EP assembled on January 19 and 20, 2002 at the inspection of the Pozos, municipality of San Vicente del Caguán, in the presence of the International Facilitating Commission, the UN and the Catholic Church, and CONSIDERING:
"ACUERDO DE CRONOGRAMA DE CONSENSO PARA EL FUTURO DEL PROCESO DE PAZ
This report includes:
(A) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola, (3) Namibia, (4) Republic of Congo
(B) East and Southern Africa: (1) Zimbabwe, (2) Eritrea
(C) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia, (2) Sierra Leone
(D) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan
(E) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Bangladesh
(F) Latin America and the Caribbean Region: (1) Colombia, (2) Honduras, (3) El Salvador
(G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Albania
AI Index: AMR 23/009/2002
AI-index: AMR 23/008/2002
5435/02 (Presse 11), P 5/02
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Item 14 (c) of the provisional agenda
SPECIFIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS: MASS EXODUSES AND DISPLACED PERSONS
Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Mr. Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2001/54
Bogotá D.C., 16 de enero de 2002 (ANCOL).- El Gobierno colombiano considera de la mayor trascendencia el papel de acompañamiento de la comunidad internacional en el proceso de negociación con las Farc y confía en que esta presencia sea permanente, aseguró hoy aquí el canciller Guillermo Fernández de Soto.