10 Years of Forced Displacement In Colombia. Policy, International Cooperation and the Reality of More than Two Million Colombians (10 Años De Desplazamiento Forzoso En Colombia. La Política, La Cooperación Internacional Y La Realidad De Más De Dos Millones De Colombianos)
OASIS, Vol. 13, 2007
Universidad Externado do Colombia, Paper #1468651
39 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 4, 2009
This text is an examination of one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the modern world: Displacement in Colombia, and more precisely, forced displacement, a conflict caused by multiple circumstances, among them the permanent violation of human rights. The relation that exists between the internal conflict and territory generates forced displacement since one of the war tactics is occupation and domination of tactically important territories for movement and access to communication and development routes. In this way, armed groups can allay themselves with parts of the population and move about freely in order to gain territorial and economic control of some zones vital in the military confrontation.
Keywords: Forced displacement, human rights, violence, international cooperation, State, voluntary migrations, Colombia
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