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The long war in Colombia has resulted in the internal and cross-border displacement of more than five million Colombians. (Sergi Camera/Jesuit Refugee Service)

(Washington, D.C.) March 1, 2010 — Jesuit Refugee Service, one of the few organizations to assist refugees in urban settings worldwide, has long recognized the severe state of neglect of urban refugees, and has tried to address these needs. 

Through advocacy to UNHCR and local authorities, direct assistance with food, housing and medical expenses, education, livelihood projects, and counseling and referral services, JRS addresses the broad spectrum of needs of urban refugees.

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