Colombia: Regional needs analysis - Chocó
Following the demobilisation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) as a result of the Peace Agreement with the Colombian Government in 2016, three dynamics developed in Chocó: in the south of the department, the National Liberation Army (ELN) maintained control of most municipalities; to the north, in Chocó's Urabá, the Gaitanist Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AGC) confronted other armed groups and consolidated itself as the hegemonic actor; in the centre, territories were disputed between AGC and ELN. In 2020-2021, these dynamics changed as the AGC tried to expand towards the centre and south of the department, provoking new clashes with the ELN. As a result, there has been an increase in forced displacement, confinement, homicides, and other manifestations of violence against the civilian population.
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