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Colombia – Conflict (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 December 2017)

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  • Despite the progress achieved via the Colombian peace process, persistent violence, including clashes between armed actors, attacks on civilians and targeted killing of social leaders, continues to result in serious humanitarian concerns in some parts of the country. Displacements as well as the confinement of people continues.

  • An armed confrontation between ELN and FARC dissidents over the past 3 weeks caused the confinement of 1 400 in the rural area of Nariño (Southern Colombia). Additional casualties include 13 confirmed dead and at least 15 members of the community disappeared. In another confrontation between two unidentified armed groups for the control of illicit cultivations in Cauca, 6 civilians were killed and 166 families displaced. 337 families are currently confined in local schools, as a self-protection measure. Similar situations have been also reported in the northern Department of Cordoba, where clashes between armed groups and death threats to community leaders caused the displacement of at least 211 families belonging to the Embera Katío indigenous community.