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Colombia: facts and figures

02-05-2014 Facts and Figures

Key Points

Between January and May 2014, the ICRC:

  • monitored the conditions of detention of some 60,000 detainees in official detention centres;
  • distributed food and toiletries to 6,600 people displaced by the armed conflict and the violence;
  • supported 5,000 families (about 21,000 people) in their attempts to be recognized as victims and thereby to receive State assistance;
  • improved access to water and basic sanitation for more than 11,000 displaced and resident individuals in violence-affected areas;

In Colombia, the ICRC has 355 employees, including 58 expatriates.

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