Posted on July 7, 2017 8:28 am
Categories: Transitions

The Real Peace Dividend: 3,000 Lives Saved Since Cease Fire Came into Effect in November 2016 (E)

The Center for Conflict Analysis (CERAC) stated that the peace process between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) prevented the deaths of at least 2,796 people.

“The start of the post-conflict phase with FARC brings along a drastic reductions in security and humanitarian risks in Colombia, with low probabilities of future increases in both,” the private research center said in a study.

“Although the cease-fire remains in effect until August 1, with the abandonment of weapons, the risk of new violations is reduced to zero levels, which allows us to state that the termination of the conflict with FARC has ended,” the statement added. CERAC carried out a monitoring study of the Cessation of Bilateral Fire and Hostilities for the period from August 29, 2016 to June 27, 2017. Multimedios