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Caritas laments human-rights situation in Colombia

Catholic World News - November 16, 2011

A working group of Caritas, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, is calling upon the Colombian government to address human rights concerns in the northern part of the nation. Conflicts have caused an estimated three million Colombians to flee their homes since 1989.

“The number of mass displacements has increased in the past two years and the confinement of the civilian population continues, especially in the rural areas of Tierralta, Puerto Libertador, Montelíbano and Uré,” the working group said in a statement. The situation has been caused by “the military confrontations between the army and illegal armed groups, including the FARC guerrillas, the so-called criminal bands and the groups that have emerged from the demobilization of the paramilitary groups.”

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