Posted on March 17, 2017 12:44 pm
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The peace agreement with FARC officially ended 52 years of conflict. What is the current situation in Colombia? What are the new dynamics that are being put in place? What are the consequences for the population? Here we see how international aid workers are helping displaced people and people living in rural areas.

The peace agreement signed in Havana on August 24 between Colombia and FARC paved the way for the end of a 52-year conflict. Rejected by referendum, the text was amended and ratified in November. This civil war has killed more than 200,000 people. Over the past 20 years, 7.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the violence. FARC are the only insurgent groups to sign the agreement. Clashes with other rebel groups continue in several areas. Officially, at least 58,000 people had to flee their homes last year, many more according to the NGOs which, from January 2014 to August 2016, recorded an average of 16,000 displaced persons per month in the country. EURONEWS