Amount of U.S. aid since 2000: $9.4 billion
72 percent military aid [$6.8 billion]
28 percent economic and social support [$2.5 billion]
Colombians displaced from their homes: 5.5 million
220,000 Colombians people killed since the war began in 1959.
Four out of five are civilians.
25,000-60,000 Colombians forcibly disappeared during the war
More than 50 percent: Amount of land owned by the richest 1 percent of Colombians
34 percent: Colombians living below the national poverty line
“We have to recognize that we’ve hit bottom, and that the war has become dehumanized and it has dehumanized us.” – Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
Sources: Just the Facts, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank.
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