UN News Center | 4/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
Latest armed clashes in Colombia force hundreds from their homes, reports UN
Apr 02 -- Heavy fighting in south-western Colombia between Government troops and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) uprooted some 600 people at the weekend, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is monitoring the situation and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has sent an assessment team to determine the basic needs of those who have fled their homes.
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