Have you ever wondered what Peace looks like with inclusion of Mine Action into peace processes?
Mine action is a crosscutting theme in the landmark peace agreement signed between the Government of Colombia and FARC-EP in 2016: In 5 out of its 6 thematic chapters, mine action plays a critical role, underscoring its long-term impact on rural development, victim reparations, and the socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants (through employment in mine action). : UNMAS #Colombia | @juanarre
As a result of more than 50 years of conflict involving various non-state armed actors, Colombia suffers from widespread landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) contamination. Despite a declining trend in the number of mine and ERW victims, Colombia still registered 50 new casualties in 2017.
Since 2010, UNMAS has assisted Descontamina Colombia and humanitarian demining organizations to increase the sector’s capacity and develop its coordination and regulatory frameworks. Demining capacity has expanded through the accreditation of 10 civilian organizations, with 5,297 men and women accredited to conduct humanitarian demining operations. : UNMAS Colombia | @juanarre
Yoselin Castillo a mother of two takes a nap with a fellow traveler along the road outside the Colombian city of Cúcuta on mother's day. Yoselin is from Venezuela and she is making the desperate 975 km from the border of Venezuela and Colombia to the City of Cali walking along with her husband, two sons and her six other relatives in search of a better life.
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Very excited to be named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard for the 2019 class!
My work at Harvard and MIT will be focused on the impact photography can have on reconciliation in post-conflict societies and how visual storytelling can engage citizens in the aftermath of violence.
Above all many thanks to the many people who helped me put my application together @slyon66@roseleen for their support.
Today is the opening of the @worldpressphoto exhibition with all of the winners of 2018. I want to thank everyone for their positive message and best wishes. It has been a great experience and I'm glad I was able to share this important story and to have my mom by my side. Thank you all! #wpphfestival#peacefulclub
Former rebels trade rifles for footballs. Published today @espn and nominated for @worldpressphoto sport story. On April 12th will be the awards ceremony in Amsterdam.
After 53 years of warfare, kidnappings and massacres, former rivals now meet in peace for the one sport which ignites passion in Colombians.
Photo: @juanarre (Juan Arredondo)
Former rebel fitghters put out a fire at a transitional zone in La Guajira, Colombia.
In early 2017, 26 transitional and normalization zones were built to help an estimated 7,000 fighters transition into civilian life. Preparations are still under way for the massive reintegration, which was set to begin last year.
According to a recent report by the UN peacekeeping mission, around 40% of demobilized fighters have left the transitional zones due to security concerns and the lack of progress in the implementation of the reintegration programs.
After 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seeks a lasting peace and new opportunities.
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One of three #WPPh2018@worldpressphoto nominees for the Sports category, stories: 'Peace Football Club' for @espn by Juan Arredondo ( @juanarre) Colombia
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), having laid down weapons after more than 50 years of conflict in Colombia, is transforming itself into a new political party and aims to create a professional football club, made up of victims of conflict as well as former rebels.
The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the nominees in each category of the 2018 Photo Contest and 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest. This includes, for the first time, revealing six Photo of the Year Nominees. The winners will be revealed at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April.
The 2018 Photo Contest (#WPPh2018) drew entries from around the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. The independent jury selected 312 photographs by 42 photographers from 22 countries, over an intensive anonymous judging process.
Follow the link in our bio to see the full list of 2018 awards nominees!
After 2011, when orange-roofed escalators were installed in Comuna 13, one of Medellín's most violent hillside Barrios, life changed. On the escalators, tourist now take in the view, and residents get a break from climbing the equivalent of 28 stories.
After 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seeks a lasting peace and new opportunities. 'The healing of Colombia' shot on assignment for @natgeo. To see more about Colombia or to learn more about the changes that are taking place #Followme@juanarre on Instagram