Tag Archives: Jiguamiandó

Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community

“Our lives are confined, we cannot leave, the illegal armed actors are disputing our lands, and those who speak out or try to speak out become military objectives.” These are the words of a leader from the Curbaradó river basin during a meeting held on Friday 29 March Continue reading Leaders from the Bajo Atrato express their concerns to the international community

“Regardless of all we have suffered, we have won the battle”: Agripina Sierra

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

Bombings in Jiguamiandó awake old fears

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[1] 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

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