Reference : V-P-CO-E-00682
Date : 19/03/2009
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Tolima department, municipality of Ovejas-Sucre, Pijiguay district. A boy holding a leaflet on ICRC actvities.
Photographer : BORRERO, Jorge
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extracts from 29-05-2009 ICRC Operational update.
Colombia: ICRC activities from January to March 2009
The armed conflict in Colombia has had serious consequences, hitting many communities hard and isolating others. Food and other resources are scarce. Between January and March 2009, the ICRC set up new agricultural projects for local farmers and displaced persons, to help families meet their basic needs.
Weapon contamination
With support from the Colombian Red Cross, the ICRC organized 28 community talks in various cities around the country. These talks provided information on safe behaviour in areas contaminated by anti-personnel landmines, improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war.
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