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11 Feb 2004 description
report Xinhua

BOGOTA, Feb 11, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A study released on Wednesday showed that from 2000 to 2003, more than 13,000 Colombians fled from violence in the country and took refugee in neighboring nations like Ecuador, Venezuela and Panama.

The study, carried out by the Colombian Ombudsman Office, was presented at an international refugee conference that began on Tuesday and will end on Thursday.

From January 2000 to September 2003, a total of 13,186 Colombians fled to the borders of Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, as well as the United States, Spain and Costa Rica, said the …

29 Jan 2000 description
report Xinhua

MADRID (Jan. 29) XINHUA - Some 2 million Latin Americans now bear the status of refugees or displaced persons because of the natural disasters that have affected South and Central America in the last two years.

31 Dec 1999 description
report Xinhua

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec. 31) XINHUA - The Malaysian government has extended humanitarian assistance of 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Venezuelan government following the massive floods and mudslides in that country recently.

The cash contribution was directly conveyed by the Charge d' affairs of the Malaysian embassy in Caracas, Razlan Abdul Rashid, to Mario Villarroel Lander, the president of the Venezuelan Red Cross, on behalf of the government there, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Friday.

25 Dec 1999 description
report Xinhua

KUWAIT CITY (Dec. 25) XINHUA - The Arab Gulf Program for Support of United Nations Organizations has donated 150,000 U.S. dollars to the victims of an earthquake in Algeria and floods in Venezuela.

Saudi Prince Talal Ibn Abdul-Aziz, chairman of the Riyadh-based program, said that 100,000 dollars were allocated for flood-hit areas in Venezuela and the rest 50,000 dollars would go to quake- stricken Algeria.

Talal said the allocation was part of the program's humanitarian aid to U.N.