Ecuador grants more than 16,000 refugee visas to Colombians

Xinhua reports Ecuador’s government has issued refugee visas to over 16,000 displaced Colombians in provinces bordering Colombia.

A survey, launched in March, is currently underway in the country’s southeastern province of Succumbios, an area said to have the highest number of Colombians displaced by that nation’s internal conflict.

“The efficient, expedite and trustworthy character of the broad register has allowed use to recognize 16,083 Colombians as refugees,” the Ecudoran government said.

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