Colombia to transfer funds to aid refugees in Ecuador

Posted on December 19, 2011 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Conflicts, Economy, Ecuador, Politics, Social Issues

For the first time in history, the government of Colombia made ​​a contribution of USD 500 000 through the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The disbursement will be implemented next year and will be for social inclusion projects for Colombian refugees in Ecuador. According to statistics from the Ministry of Refugee Affairs, the percentage of refugees is growing every year. In 1999 the country had 277 refugees after 12 years in November 2011 that figure rose to 55,162. Read Article

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