Humanitarian challenges 2017: ICRC Colombia Report

During 2016, the ICRC recorded 838 alleged violations of IHL and other humanitarian principles that affected nearly 18,600 people in Colombia. The organization is also concerned about the reconfiguration of armed groups in the field.

This humanitarian report includes an analysis of pressing humanitarian issues the country faces: armed violence generated by gangs and other organized armed groups, the missing people, explosive devices that are still present in conflict areas, sexual violence, and the prison crisis.

The ICRC avoids referring to Colombia's present historical as "post-conflict" and prefers the expression "post-agreement". Deeming the conflict as something overcome will take time, considerable resources and political will from all parties.

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