UNHCR / COLOMBIA AMERICAS DISPLACED

17-Nov-2023 00:06:43
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded a three-day visit to Colombia, a country facing multiple population movements. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / COLOMBIA AMERICAS DISPLACED
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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DATELINE: 12-14 NOVEMBER 2023, NECOCLÍ, BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA
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12-14 NOVEMBER 2023, NECOCLÍ, COLOMBIA

1. Various shots, refugees and migrants waiting at dock
2. Various shots, refugees and migrants heading to jetty
3. Various shots, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR staff, dock, refugees and migrants taking a jetty
4. Various shots, UN High Commissioner for Refugees talking with a family from Venezuela, beach, tents 5. Various shots, jetty with refugees and migrants departing from dock
6. Various shots, Information and Orientation Centers (PAO) staff, water purification tablets, refugees and migrants, dock
7. Various shots, PAO and UNHCR staff, family from Venezuela, beach, tents
8. Aerial shots, refugees and migrants walking toward jetty

12-14 NOVEMBER 2023, BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

9. Various shots, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, improvised accommodation, El Cristal Coliseum
10. Various shots, UN High Commissioner for Refugees during a focus group with victims of forced displacement
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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded a three-day visit to Colombia, a country facing multiple movements of population.

Grandi said during his meeting with the Colombian Vice-President and Minister of Equality and Equity, Francia Marquez, that Colombia's approach to aiding, protecting, and providing solutions for displaced people, refugees and migrants while attempting to address the root causes of their movement is exemplary.

They discussed Colombia’s role as one of the five co-conveners of the upcoming Global Refugee Forum, the world's largest international gathering about refugees, due to be held in December.

He also said Colombia´s voice in the Forum would be essential as other States could draw on its experience.

Grandi also talked to displaced people, community leaders, and national and local authorities.

More than 100,000 people have been forcibly displaced this year alone in Colombia.

About 6.9 million internally displaced people are in dire need of assistance and access to solutions.

They are highly vulnerable communities with very low incomes.

The situation in the country is compounded by unprecedented mixed movements in the Americas region, with its epicenter in the Darien region between Colombia and Panama, where nearly 470,000 refugees and migrants undertook a perilous journey in 2023 alone, with hundreds perishing on the way.
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