Colombia's internal conflict is crossing borders

Refugees International has a new report – Colombia: Crisis Bubbling Over – stating that the

impact of Colombia’s internal armed conflict on Ecuador and Venezuela is destabilizing border regions while thousands of Colombians continue to flee their country in search of sanctuary.

Patterns of violence in Ecuadorian and Venezuelan border areas are starting to mirror Colombian trends where illegal armed groups are conducting criminal activities, terrorizing local populations, and exercising social control over entire communities.

To learn more, and to see policy recommendations, please click here.

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