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Colombia: Land Rights and the Displaced
Almost 80 percent of those displaced by violence in Colombia come from rural areas. Through a new initiative, the UN refugee agency is helping to restore land rights to the displaced.
For the hundreds of thousands of displaced people within Colombia, losing their land was a traumatic experience. Loss of land meant a loss of identity and a loss of independence. Now, the land rights of thousands of displaced people could be protected or restored under an agreement between the Colombian government and UNHCR.
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