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Getting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict

/echo/file/getting-back-school-despite-colombia-s-conflict_enGetting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict

A six decade-long armed conflict in Colombia has caused the most prolonged and serious humanitarian crisis in the Americas. Despite government peace accord with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, civilians continue to suffer the humanitarian consequences of ongoing violence between several armed groups. The resulting violence has increased in recent years. In the first half of 2017 alone, 56 000 people were forced to flee their homes. Children are often the most affected.

The EU, through the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), works to ensure children and youths affected by the violence are able to reach and attend school safely. This Education in Emergency project benefits some 3600 children from Cauca, Nariño, Norte de Santander and Choco departments.

Video by NRC

Last updated 04/01/2018