Current IDP figures
Figures published by CODHES at the end of September, 2011, show that some 89,000 people were displaced during the first half of 2011. CODHES’ report found levels of displacement during the first year of the Santos government did not change compared with the preceding year. (CODHES, 2011). As on previous occasions, CODHES's figures differ greatly from the government's. According to Acción Social
, the agency responsible for IDPs, 44,000 people were registered as displaced during the first half of 2011.
Since CODHES began monitoring in 1985, it has counted 5.2 million displaced people. The government's total is 3.6 million since it started counting in 2000.
CODHES estimates that 34% of the country's IDPs are not officially registered, and that 25% of applications for IDP status are turned down. (CODHES, 2011).
The number of people registered in the Government’s IDP system in recent years are influenced by the decision of the Consejo de Estado that invalidated Decree 2569 of 2000 which put in place a one-year limit for IDPs to request registration after their displacement. Constitutional Court’s decision 011 also ordered the Government to take more aggressive steps to reduce under-registration (See previous section entitled 'Rules on IDP registration and their impact on official IDP figures').
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