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Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Date: 08 Sep 2010

War Victims Monitor Editor’s Note: The following is an edited overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross initiatives for war-affected civilians in Colombia.

In the lead-up to Colombia’s presidential elections in May and June 2010, clashes intensified between the police and armed forces and the FARC in the south of the country, especially in Caquetá, Cauca, Guaviare, Huila and Nariño. Thousands of Colombians living in certain rural areas are facing the consequences of the armed conflict, including limited access to basic services such as medical care, education, water and sanitation. The ICRC is carrying out a large part of its work in the 25 rural areas worst hit by the armed conflict.

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Source: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Date: 04 Aug 2010
By Torin Thomas Schaafsma

MARÍA LA BAJA, Colombia — Ten years ago, a Colombian paramilitary group violently forced the people of Mampuján Viejo from their homes. In June this year, the Justice and Peace Court of the Superior Tribunal of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, ruled that the community must be compensated.
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By Frank Jack Daniel

SOACHA, Colombia, June 10 (Reuters) – Spread along a muddy ridge at the edge of Bogota and populated by villagers fleeing violence, the fast-growing Altos de Cazuca slum reflects many of the problems Colombia’s next leader must tackle. (more…)

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by The International Herald Tribune
Reuters

BOGOTÁ: At least four people were killed and 20 were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Cali, Colombia, damaging a court building, in what was one of the worst urban attacks in the country this year, the authorities said Monday. (more…)

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Colombian Troops Kill Farmers, Pass Off Bodies as Rebels’
By Juan Forero
Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO, Colombia — All Cruz Elena González saw when the soldiers came past her house was a corpse, wrapped in a tarp and strapped to a mule. A guerrilla killed in combat, soldiers muttered, as they trudged past her meek home in this town in northwestern Colombia. (more…)

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10 humanitarian crises forgotten (but not gone)
THE INDEPENDENT (UK)

If doctors edited newspapers… The frontline physicians at Médecins Sans Frontières have chosen the 10 humanitarian crises that should have been given more coverage in 2007. (more…)

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Land Mines in Colombia Take a Toll
By ALEX COHEN, ALEX CHADWICK
NPR

ALEX COHEN, host:

This is DAY TO DAY. I’m Alex Cohen.

ALEX CHADWICK, host:

I’m Alex Chadwick.

In South America, one measure of Colombia’s long, murky internal conflict is land mines. It used to be that the military used them to battle the country’s leftist guerillas. Now the guerillas are using them. The targets are soldiers, but the victims are increasingly civilians. (more…)

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