In Colombia, the ICRC protects civilians, helps displaced Colombian people and conflict-affected communities, visits detainees, promotes international humanitarian law, helps people affected by weapons contamination, shares news and information about Colombia and cooperates with the Colombian Red Cross and other Movement components active in Colombia.

In numbers

In 2016

  • 7,600
    people, mostly farmers living in areas affected by the conflict and other violence, boosted their agricultural production
  • 64,000
    detainees benefited from the ICRC’s work in prisons
  • 13,600
    people living in places where unexploded ordnance is rife learnt how to avoid accidents
  • 17,100
    people enjoyed better sanitation, water supplies and communal infrastructure
  • 770
    victims of the conflict and other violence received psychosocial and psychological support
  • 11,900
    people with disabilities improved their prospects by attending physical rehabilitation centres, where they received artificial limbs, orthopedic devices and wheelchairs, as well as vocational support

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