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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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INQUIRER.net First Posted 13:16:00 05/06/2010

MANILA, Philippines—The negotiating panels of the government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed on the rules that would govern the conduct of the civilians in the International Monitoring Team (IMT), as well as those on clearing land mines in Mindanao. (more…)

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January 29, 2010
Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE60S1LT.htm

MOSCOW, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Mines killed at least one person and wounded seven others in Georgia’s rebel Abkhazia region on Friday, Russian news agencies reported. (more…)

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By AFP

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka on Wednesday allowed 1,100 people displaced during the recently-ended ethnic conflict with the Tamil Tigers to return home, in the first phrase of an ambitious relocation plan.

At a colourful ceremony, senior presidential advisor Basil Rajapakse presented gift packs of food to the group and pledged to resettle more people in the coming weeks. (more…)

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By JAMES DAO

Published: July 14, 2009

FORWARD OPERATING BASE ALTIMUR, Afghanistan — The call came just after dinner: a pickup truck carrying Afghan national police officers had hit a buried bomb, and all five officers inside were dead. (more…)

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