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Colombia by UNFAO
22/06/2018 - Country page
Colombia by ICRC
30/05/2018 - News
The European Commission allocated €160 000 to strengthen the response capacities of the Colombian Red Cross in the region of the Ituango dam in Bajo Cauca, Colombia after flooding forced many to evacuate.
Christos Stylianides visiting EU aid projects in Colombia
17/03/2018 - News
During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster...
The Mosquera family
14/03/2018 - Blog post
Despite the Colombian government implementing a peace agreement with one of the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, civilians continue to suffer the humanitarian consequences of the ongoing violence by several other armed groups. Colombia...

/echo/file/getting-back-school-despite-colombia-s-conflict_enGetting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict

Getting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict
04/01/2018 - Video
A six decade-long armed conflict in Colombia has caused the most prolonged and serious humanitarian crisis in the Americas. Despite government peace accord with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, civilians continue to suffer the...

/echo/file/helping-displaced-people-overcome-violence-colombia_enHelping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia

Helping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia
27/11/2017 - Video
For decades, Colombia has faced the consequences of an armed conflict that has left 7.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) – the world's largest caseload. Despite the 2016 peace agreement with one of the largest guerrillas, violence...

/echo/file/humanitarian-assistance-forcibly-displaced-colombians-putumayo-southern-colombia_enHumanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia

Humanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia
16/11/2017 - Video
Sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia have caused one of the largest humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere. Colombia still records the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. Despite the 2016 Government-FARC (...

/echo/file/improving-lives-western-colombia-s-indigenous-emberra-communities_enImproving the lives of western Colombia’s indigenous Emberra communities

Improving the lives of western Colombia’s indigenous Emberra communities
09/08/2017 - Video
Colombia’s ongoing conflict and violence has caused 345 271 new forced displacements in the past 2 years alone. Indigenous communities are often the first victims. The EU and its humanitarian partner the Lutheran World Federation are providing...

/echo/file/life-saving-eu-food-aid-isolated-region-la-guajira-colombia_enLife-saving EU food aid in the isolated region of La Guajira, Colombia

Life-saving EU food aid in the isolated region of La Guajira, Colombia
04/08/2017 - Video
La Guajira, Colombia, is the remote desert region home to the indigenous Wayuu people. A humanitarian crisis has resulted from seven years of drought; in 2016, 86 children lost their lives to hunger and malnutrition. The Wayuu people are battling to...

/echo/file/harvesting-desert-strengthening-food-security-colombia-s-indigenous-people_enHarvesting the Desert – Strengthening food security for Colombia’s indigenous people

Harvesting the Desert – Strengthening food security for Colombia’s indigenous people
11/07/2017 - Video
La Guajira is a desert stretching into the Caribbean Sea, covering north-eastern Colombia and north-western Venezuela, both countries with acute humanitarian needs. A remote, destitute region, La Guajira has suffered a seven-year drought worsened by...

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