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Helping the displaced overcome violence in Colombia

/echo/file/helping-displaced-people-overcome-violence-colombia_enHelping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia

For decades, Colombia has faced the consequences of an armed conflict that has left 7.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) – the world's largest caseload. Despite the 2016 peace agreement with one of the largest guerrillas, violence and forced displacement have continued affecting thousands, particularly indigenous communities.

The EU and its humanitarian partner Alianza por la Solidaridad are providing assistance to Afro-Colombians and indigenous communities affected by the conflict in Buenaventura and Tumaco municipalities on Colombia's western, Pacific coast.

With EU humanitarian funding, Alianza por la Solidaridad ensures families have access to food, safe drinking water and sanitation, and psychosocial and legal support so as to overcome the multiple traumas of this humanitarian crisis, improving their daily lives.

Video by Alianza por la Solidaridad

Last updated 27/11/2017