Forced displacement remains a major problem in southern Colombia’s volatile Putumayo department, according to a report by six local and international NGOs. But the UN refugee agency says continuing opposition to the violence gives some room for hope in the border region. The report released in Bogotáuly 10 was based on the findings of a recent monitoring mission to the Putumayo region. The authors identified forced displacement, along with the “absence of clear mechanisms to guarantee the enjoyment of various civil and human rights and the singling out and persecution of community leaders and human rights defenders,” as the main humanitarian concerns in Putumayo. (UNHCR)

About the author

Join the Discussion