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Land rights in Mapiripan

The Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commison (CIJP) accompanies the Sikuani and Jiw indigenous communities who are affected by extensive palm oil plantations in Mapiripan municipality (Meta department), mainly through training workshops on land and human rights. It accompanies some farmers who are reclaiming their land, including William Aljure, who was displaced from his farmland in Finca Santa Ana, in La Esmeralda (Mapiripan) after he was pressured by neo-paramilitary groups which are present in the area. Continue reading Land rights in Mapiripan