Colombia

UN: Despite Peace Deal, Colombians Forced From Their Homes

Supporters of the peace deal signed between the government and FARC rebels gather at Bolivar Square during a march for peace in Bogota, Colombia, October 20, 2016. Despite the peace, Colombians are still uprooted by violence.
Supporters of the peace deal signed between the government and FARC rebels gather at Bolivar Square during a march for peace in Bogota, Colombia, October 20, 2016. Despite the peace, Colombians are still uprooted by violence.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA —

Armed groups have forced thousands of Colombians from their homes in the Pacific jungle this year despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday.

The Colombian government signed a peace deal in December with the left-wing rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to end a war that has killed around 200,000 people.

But other powerful armed groups, many involved in drugs trafficking, illegal…

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