CHOCÓ, Colombia for UNHCR

Did you know that Colombia is home to one of the largest internal displacement situations in the world?
After five decades of armed conflict, more than 7 million people have been forced from home.
The presence of many guerrilla and paramilitary groups controlling areas where people fled makes people too afraid to even think about returning.
During the conflict more than 260,000 murders were committed and some 46,000 people were disappeared.
Last year’s Peace Agreement offers great opportunity.
But the question on my mind: do the people most affected by conflict still have confidence and hope in the process?
This week I’m in Riosucio, an isolated and incredibly hard-to-reach town in a region that has a dramatic history of conflict and forced displacement that has had a disproportionate impact on women and children.
On assignment for @refugees

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