Project Description

COLOMBIA, 12-2012

Whilst the Columbian government and army FARC (Forze Armate Rivoluzionarie Colombiane) sent out a white flag, last November, 4 million refugees have to face everyday the consequences of an ongoing 50 year old conflict. Columbia, 48 million inhabitants, and the second country after Sudan having internai refugees: 1/3 of the agricultural population have been forced to leave their own fannlands. Without our land, we are orphans, says Jorge Aleén, Governor of the indigenous tribe Zenù di Tierra Santa, La Apartada, situated in the province of Cordoba, in the north of Columbia. The Desplazados – indigenous, afro-descedants and farmers running from the pacific coast until the amazon forests – have been forced to live on the outskirts, living in miserable conditions, deprived of every right or public service, in secluded conditions, impossibile to move, even to cultivate a small plot or pick forest fruits, with greater sustenance repercussions.