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According to guest, Andrea Lari, on "Foreign Exchange," what is the number of Colombian refugees due to the Drug War?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Aug 9, 2009 - 1:58 am
"Drug War?!" The U.S. government says there is no drug war! What are you on?!
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100 people or so.
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1,000 people or so.
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10,000 people or so.
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100,000 people or so.
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1,000,000 people or so.
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2,000,000 people or so.
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3,500,000 + people or so.
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http://www.ForeignExchange.tv/

This is the link to the Foreign Exchange website.

Episode: 603, which aired 2009-07-31.

The man Ms. Dhaliwal interviewed is Andrea Lari of Refugees International. Mr. Lari has his own blog at the Refugees International website.

The only other country in the world that has more refugees is Sudan.

On the main Refugees International website you can find the page that contains these numbers.

Humanitarian Crisis in Colombia: Impossible to Deny the Evidence http://www.RefugeesInternational.org/blog/humanitarian-crisis-colombia-impossible-deny-evidence

Colombian government figures are reporting over 2.9 million people registered as internally displaced persons as of February 28, 2009. And recently, a high-level Colombian official admitted to me that around 30 percent of displaced people do not seek registration for fear of reprisals or lack of knowledge of the process. There are also over 500,000 Colombians who have fled the country altogether.