Colombia: return to hope: forcibly displaced communities of Urabá and Medio Atrato region

Colombia’s long-running conflict between government forces, illegal paramilitary groups, which have the tacit and active support of important sectors of the armed forces, and armed opposition groups, has been characterized by blatant disregard for human rights and international humanitarian law. In its wake the conflict has forced hundreds of thousands of civilians, mostly poor peasant farmers from remote rural areas, to flee their homes.

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