Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Western Hemisphere

The civil conflict in Colombia continues to be a primary cause of displacement and humanitarian suffering in the Western Hemisphere.

For the past several years, the Bureau in conjunction with the Government of Colombia, International Organizations, NGOs, and the international community has sought
to address the needs of almost 3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Colombia, and thousands of refugees outside Colombia.

While Colombia represents the most significant humanitarian assistance requirement in the region, ongoing programs of protection and humanitarian law dissemination throughout the hemisphere are needed to maintain capacity for dealing with the needs of refugees and conflict victims now and in the future, particularly in the Caribbean.

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The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

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