Colombia

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened a new information center at a key border crossing point to inform Colombian refugees and migrants crossing into Ecuador about their rights. Opened in cooperation with Ecuadorean authorities, the center at the Rumichaca International Bridge links Colombia’s volatile Nariñepartment and Ecuador’s Carchi province. Every year, some 150,000 people ? including migrants and refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Colombia ? cross the bridge into Ecuador. (UN News Service)

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