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29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

23 Mar 2006 description


The long lasting conflict in Colombia continued to have a significant impact on the civilian population's vulnerabilities in 2005. While during the first 10 months of 2005, official government figures show a continuing reduction in the number of new IDPs (Internally displaced people) - down from 160,648 in 2004 to 106,250 - reliable independent figures show an increasing trend in new displacements: 252,801 had to leave their houses during the first 9 months of the year (which at the same rate would give a figure of 337,068 for the whole year).