Friday, February 18, 2011

Colombian refugees

A new report shows that 280,000 Colombians were displaced in 2010, and one-third of these were in areas the government claimed were "consolidated."  Colombia has a total of 5.2 million displaced people, roughly 1 out of every 9 Colombians, and the most in the world.  Some 389,000 live as refugees abroad, which of course has been a serious problem for Ecuador.

Unfortunate, then, that the House of Representatives wants to slash refugee aid when we're helping to cause the flow of refugees in the first place.


Anonymous,  11:28 AM  

colombia now hosts the largest displaced population in the world, a fact that receives very little attention. Colombia's neighbors are also being effected. I read about that here.

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