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Colombia Forced Displacement Crisis Worsened in 2021

HeadlineFeb 17, 2022

In Colombia, a new United Nations report finds some 74,000 people were forcibly displaced in 2021, with direct attacks against civilians rising by over one-third to more than 2,400. Some 8 million people in total have been displaced in Colombia after six decades of conflict and instability. Last month, Íngrid Betancourt, who was kidnapped and held captive by FARC rebels for six years in 2002, announced her bid to become Colombia’s next president.

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