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Disappearances in Colombia (stats / map)

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Disappearances in Colombia (stats / map)
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More than 60,000 people in Colombia are feared dead after having disappeared during the 48-year-old conflict. The majority of these disappearances have been registered in departments with densely populated cities.

Registered disappearances (February 2013)

Bogota D.C.
12777
Antioquia

9218
Valle del Cauca

5863
Meta

2968
Norte de Santander

2411
Santander

1958
Cundinamarca

1853
Nariño

1749
Magdalena
1649
Cesar

1585
Putumayo

1498
Caldas

1436
Tolima

1354
Caqueta

1288
Risaralda

1223

Cordoba
1193
Bolivar
1115
Atlantico
965
Casanare

961
Choco

933
Guaviare
870
Boyaca

848
Huila
816
Cauca

802
Arauca
595
La Guajira
491

Quindio
484
Sucre
477
Vichada

201
Guainia

34
Amazonas

29
San Andres y Providencia

15
Vaupes

14

If you look at the number of disappeared per 100,000 inhabitants, the hardest hit are the communities southeast of the Andes.

Disappearance per 100,000 inhabitants

According to Colombia’s coroner’s office, more than a quarter of the missing were forcibly disappeared and are feared dead in one of the country’s mass graves.

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Adriaan Alsema is the founder and editor-in-chief of Colombia Reports. Born and raised a Dutchman, Adriaan has been living in Colombia since 2008.

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