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Colombia

Colombia

In Colombia, NPA works with demining and development cooperation.

 

Development Cooperation in Colombia

Norwegian People's Aid's partners in Colombia work with Indigenous rights, land distribution and marginalized groups.

Humanitarian Disarmament in Colombia

Colombia is believed to be one of the most landmine contaminated countries in the world, and it still records some of the highest numbers of accidents per year.

Facts

1,4 million people is indigenous out of a population of approximately 43 million

 Colombia has the fifth largest indigenous poplulation in America

 There are 102 different indigenous groups in the country.

 More than half of the indigenous population live in autonomous lands called "Resguardo indigenas" (indigenous reserve), where they can exercise autonomy in accordance with their own traditions and their own culture