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Leaving their homes to save their lives

Internal forced displacement is a global disaster. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)[1] reports an ever-increasing and worrying figure which is greater than the total worldwide number of refugees: 65.6 million people are in a situation of forced displacement due to armed conflict, persecution, violence and human rights violations.[2] Continue reading Leaving their homes to save their lives

Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy

The Association for Social Research and Action (Nomadesc) has defended human rights in the port city of Buenaventura since 1999, when the Pacific and Farallones fronts of the Calima Block of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) paramilitary group began staging incursions in the area, leaving a trail of crime, theft, displacement and forced disappearance in their wake, all the way from Cali to Buenaventura. Continue reading Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy