The ICRC in Colombia
Colombia report 2013
Facts and Figures
Between January and December 2013, the ICRC:
- facilitated the release of 16 civilians, including two Peruvians, two Germans, one Canadian and one American, and nine members of the security forces who were being held by armed groups;
- monitored the conditions of 97,00 detainees in State detention facilities;
- provided individual and community-based aid to 26,000 displaced people;
- improved access to essential water and sanitation services and community health and education facilities for more than 20,500 people affected by the armed conflict;
- worked with the Colombian Red Cross to educate 12,000 people about the dangers of weapon contamination, thereby reducing the risk of accidents;
- set up and supported two mobile health units in which 6,900 people were treated;
- documented 617 cases of alleged violations of international humanitarian law and other fundamental rules.
The ICRC has 353 staff members in Colombia, including 55 expatriate staff.
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