Latin Correspondent | Displacement in Colombia no longer just a result of the conflict

Conversations about displacement in Colombia tend to center around violent upheaval, but as the country continues to work toward putting an official end to more than 50 years of internal armed conflict, a new threat to communities has emerged: development projects.

On October 27, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. will hear cases on “Forced Displacement and Development Projects” from Colombians representing affected communities. These communities are grappling with a loss of livelihood and home from mining, dam and energy projects.

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