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Internal displacement in Colombia: humanitarian, economic and social consequences in urban settings and current challenges

30-09-2009 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 875, by Angela Consuelo Carillo

This article gives an overview of internal displacement and the IDP assistance system in Colombia. It analyses the particular difficulties faced by IDPs moving from rural to urban areas, as well as the challenges posed to governmental and humanitarian actors by the IDP influx into cities.

  Angela Consuelo Carrillo is adviser at the humanitarian assistance department of the ICRC Delegation in Colombia.  


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