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Profile of Internal Displacement: Colombia

The number of internally displaced people in Colombia has soared, and their plight has worsened as the new government pursues military solutions to the country's conflict, allowing armed groups to deliberately displace civilians. The IDP crisis was already one of the world's worst, disproportionately affecting Colombia's black and indigenous populations, hitting border areas and cities like never before.

14 May 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Guatemala

Although the conflict in Guatemala has by and large abated, there was a resurgence of civil patrols (paramilitaries) activity, especially in the departments of El Quiché and Baja Verapaz, according to Amnesty International (AI, 4 September 2002).

17 March 2003 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Peru

The main cause of displacement in Peru has been the almost 20 years of internal conflict between the Peruvian Armed Forces and the armed opposition groups Sendero Luminoso and the Túpac Amaru revolutionary Movement (MRTA), which initiated their armed attacks in 1980 and 1984 respectively.

01 August 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Peru

The main cause of displacement in Peru has been the almost 20 years of internal conflict between the Peruvian Armed Forces and the armed opposition groups Sendero Luminoso and the Túpac Amaru revolutionary Movement (MRTA), which initiated their armed attacks in 1980 and 1984 respectively.

16 July 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Colombia

The displacement of populations in Colombia has been an endemic feature of the country's almost 40-year long civil war. The deep-seeded and complex conflict pits varying armed groups against one another – each with different interes ts and different affiliations. Although the armed factions have changed and transformed over the years, they are commonly described in one of three categories: armed insurgents, paramilitary groups, and official military and police.

14 June 2002 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Guatemala

In 1996 the government and representatives of the insurgency movement signed a number of peace accords and brought an end to the 36-year conflict. However, some elements of the accords, such as the reintegration of the displaced, have only been partially implemented.

13 December 2001 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Mexico

Violent land disputes have traditionally caused displacement on a small scale in Mexico. However, more substantial internal displacement took place during the 1990s because of the armed conflict between the insurgents, "Zapatista Army of National Liberation" (EZLN) and the Mexican army. The conflict has forced large groups of mostly indigenous peasants from the southern state of Chiapas to flee their homes.

20 November 2001 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Colombia (July 2001)

Most national and international agencies rate Colombia among the countries with the largest internally displaced population in the world. According to local NGO sources, as of July 2001, over 2 million people had been displaced as a result of violence since 1985, with 317,000 persons displaced in 2000, and 92,000 persons displaced the first quarter of 2001.

19 July 2001 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Colombia (February 2001)

Most national and international agencies now rate Colombia among the countries with the largest internally displaced population in the world. According to local NGO sources as of 8 August, almost 2 million persons have been displaced as a result of violence since 1985, with 288,000 persons displaced in 1999 alone.

27 February 2001 | Country Profile

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Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Most national and international agencies now rate Colombia among the countries with the largest internally displaced population in the world. According to local NGO estimates as of September 1999, about 1,5 million persons have been displaced as a result of violence since 1985, with 308,000 persons displaced in 1998 alone.

01 December 1999 | Country Profile

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