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Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide

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Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide

Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

The text from both institutions states that about 7,200,000 people have been internally displaced, placing it even on warring countries such as Syria, with 6,300,000, Sudan (3,300,000) or Iraq (three billions).

IDMC and NRC state that the result of the report, spread since yesterday, even takes into account that there was a reduction of people in situation of displacement in the national territory between 2015 and 2016.

Christian Visnes, regional director of NRC for Latin America, regretted that despite the signing of an agreement that ends the conflict with the FARC-EP and with the progress that has been made in this area, it is still not possible to speak of a culmination of the aftermath of the war.

The document states that some of these displacements are motivated by illegal armed groups that still operate in different regions, among which are the organized crime organizations, known as the Gulf Clan.

The Council’s current objective is to foster and promote the rights of displaced persons from their homes to other countries or within their own countries.

Source/Prensa Latina

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