Colombia

UNICEF Colombia Mid-Year Situation Report, July 2013

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Situation Report
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Highlights

  • Over 200,000 casualties due to conflict between 1958 and 2012.

  • Government-revised figures estimate approximately 5.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 1985 to 2013. It is estimated that 40%are children and adolescents.

  • The continued use of children by non-state armed groups continued throughout 2012 according to the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict.

  • The use of landmines continues to be a major factor of restriction on access to health, education and food. The impact is particularly acute among children.

  • More than 264,000 people affected by natural disasters, primarily floods, windstorm and landslides during the first semester of 2013.