The women of the “Nueva Esperanza” (New Hope) Humanitarian Zone said that don’t know about March 8th’s historical intricacies: who decided that it would be celebrated as Women’s Day, why that day and not another,… Continue reading “Regardless of all we have suffered, we have won the battle”: Agripina Sierra
In the humanitarian zone of Nueva Esperanza in the collective territory of Jiguamiandó, Chocó, Thursday 6th December wasn’t like any other night. At around 9pm the residents began to hear a loud droning in the sky above that brought back terrible memories from the 1990s when the armed conflict was particularly tense and aerial bombings were an everyday occurrence Continue reading Bombings in Jiguamiandó awake old fears
Internal forced displacement is a global disaster. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) 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. Continue reading Leaving their homes to save their lives
Urabá is always thought of as something of a lawless region, marked by endemic violence and fought over by the armed groups in the conflict. Continue reading Urabá, a contemporary history of violence and territory
Dawn has yet to break. It’s five in the morning and we are leaving our house in Apartado, Uraba, heading for the Jiguamiando River basin, to the Humanitarian Zone of Nueva Esperanza. Continue reading Yearning for peace, back to war?