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Colombia: Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs

International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) - Sat, 4 May 2013 07:19 GMT
Author: International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
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Colombia?s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action to protect the rights of Colombia?s internally displaced people (IDPs) and other victims of conflict. Displacement has continued in 2011 at the same rate as in previous years, as have attacks on IDPs and human rights activists. IDPs continue to have only limited access to the basic necessities of life.

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