Colombia: Post-conflict violence in Cauca
Created: 06/08/2021 +


In 2016, the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) signed a peace agreement. While the demobilisation of the FARC-EP was seen as a first step towards pacifying many regions of Colombia, armed groups continued and even escalated the violent attacks in several regions, including the Cauca department. Confrontations among these groups have resulted in forced displacement, confinement of llocal populations to their homes, and limited access for humanitarian workers. These armed groups have also attacked civilians – especially human rights defenders and indigenous and Afro-descendant leaders.