In 2016, according to the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), over 170,000 people were displaced across Colombia. This year may be even worse: group displacements through the first six months of 2017 were up 20 percent, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. The scale of the problem highlights the amorphous face of armed conflict in Colombia. Clashes between two armed groups, the Gulf Clan and the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, ultimately drove Cunambia and his neighbors from their homes. But there are dozens of criminal bands and guerrilla groups now fighting for control of drug trafficking and other illegal trades throughout the country. Concern is growing that many will expand their already sizable operations by taking control of places the FARC has left behind. Erika Piñeros, America's Quarterly.
Armed groups have forced thousands of Colombians from their homes in the Pacific jungle this year despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday. The Voice of America
In 2016, conflict and violence forced 171,000 people to flee their homes in Colombia, according to the report of the International Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), published in June 2017. The report states that despite the historic peace agreements, it is not still not possible to speak of the definitive end of the armed conflict in Colombia, and consequently it is not possible to speak of the end of forced displacement. Clashes over territorial control between other non-state armed parties, such as the ELN, the PLA, and organized armed groups, continue to cause displacement. OCHA Boletín Humanitario Mensual Colombia