Colombia

Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

Caritas is responding to a devastating landslide in Mocoa, south-west Colombia, which has left at least 290 people dead, over 300 still missing and 200 injured, in the worst disaster of its kind to hit the country since the 1980s. Caritas Colombia said, “At dawn on Saturday 1 April the Mocoa, Sangoyaco and Mulata rivers ...

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Seeking peace in Colombia

Seeking peace in Colombia

The conflict between the Colombian government and armed Marxist guerrillas that began in the mid 1960s has left over 4.2 million people as refugees in their own country. Caritas Colombia has launched a new report on human rights in the country. Peace talk between the Colombian government and the guerrilla movement FARC are now taking place in the Cuban capital, Havana

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One in ten Colombians forced from their homes by conflict

One in ten Colombians forced from their homes by conflict

By Adriana Arrieta Peace remains elusive in Colombia. Over 45 years of civil war has forced one in ten people from their homes today. Every day a Colombian is stripped of his belongings, his home or his life. His dreams, desires, and hopes are stolen. Many are forced to migrate to another city in which ...

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Colombia: la Semana por la Paz 2011

Colombia: la Semana por la Paz 2011

Colombians are committing themselves to peace and defending dignity this week. A civil war in Colombia since the  mid-1960’s has forced millions of people from their homes, destroyed communities and caused untold suffering. Caritas Colombia Director Hector Fabio Henao says ‘Peace Week’ creates a space for ordinary people to identify with the peace process, it ...

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