DESPLAZADOS


In Colombia there is an ongoing internal conflict that, since 1964 has involved the FARC-EP, the ELN, many paramilitary groups and the Government

8,794,542 is the estimated number of the victims (Unidad de Victimas) while 7,134,646 are the desplazados, namely those who have been forced to leave their homes.

These pictures were shot in the desplazados comunity of Samaniego city, in the region of Nariño, one of the areas more harshly hit by the narco trafficking and by the conflict. Out of the 50,000 inhabitants of the city, 18,000 have been recognized as victims and the community of desplazados counts more than 500 families. These pictures show the women, men and children that, since 2007, have been forced to leave their home because of the intensification of the conflict in the rural areas and search refuge in the city center. From that moment these people are living in makeshift houses built with plastic and wood, and are still asking the recognition of their status and rights.

These pictures were realized between 2016 and 2019: before and after the signing of the peace agreement between the FARC-EP and the Government.