The Colombian government denies the number of people that were
displaced has grown dramatically the past six month. On the contrary,
the number of displaced is decreasing, says Bogotá.
The Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (Codhes) said Tuesday 270,675 Colombians were forced to seek
security elsewhere, the highest number of displaced in 23 years.
Government agency Acción Social says 111,000 people were displaced the past six months and said there were “serious indications of fraud in the registration mechanism of displaced people” on the part of Codhes.
Codhes was created in 2005 by Colombia’s Constitutional Court to supervise the Court’s sentence that obliged the Colombian government to admit the country’s displacement was a humanitarian crisis and to return fundamental rights to those displaced.