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Posts Tagged "bogota"

“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

Today marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. The theme for 2016 is: “Mine Action is Humanitarian Action” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement: “On this International Day, let us work together to advance the goal of a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war.” One of the…

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Colombia landmines

Colombia landmines

9,755 people has been injured or killed by landmine in Colombia since 1990. Of the nearly ten thousand victims of the past 22 years, more than 10% were children, while 2,044 people died from their injuries. Approximately 6,000 of the victims were members of the security forces and the rest civilians. It is widely accepted that Colombia’s two biggest rebel…

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Colombia: attentaten mot civila ökar

Colombia: attentaten mot civila ökar

Today in Swedish below. For English transalation, please send me a mail. Den inbördeskonflikt som pågått i snart 50 år i Colombia verkar trappas upp igen. Denna grymma konflikt som dödat och lemlästat tusentals människor uppmärksammas alltför sällan i media, tyvärr. När kommer detta krig ta slut? Nyligen dödades sju personer i en ren massaker i södra Colombia FARC-gerillan, vilket…

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Julie & Jessica

Julie & Jessica

A few years back I did a story on young Julie and her sister Jessica, they were very skinny girls living on a beach in northern Colombia. The family was internally displaced from the ongoing conflict in the country. I got e-mail from a friend in Colombia a few days ago telling me, they are now taken into social welfare…

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Exit Colombia

Exit Colombia

It has been ten fantastic days in Colombia. I have worked a lot, learned a lot, and met the most fabolus people in Bogota and on the country side. Unfortunately I lost some 36 hours of work with texts and photos over the weekend due to the flu. It happens. I just have to work harder now. My note books…

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Colombian country side

Colombian country side

I stayed in Bogota for one day to fix a few things, before I went to country side. Colombia is truly beautiful, with high mountains, fast rivers, and much more. I’m in late Pablo Escobars hoods. We are today going to a small village with diplaced people. Below are couple of pictures from Bogota. On the first one are a…

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Working weekend

Working weekend

Over theis last week I have worked on many different things. It has been a lot of fun. I was also on the beach here in Haiti, or we had lunch at the beach. There are some really nice potentials for a developing tourist industry here if you ask me. But it will take some time however. The plans for…

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Colombia soon!

Colombia soon!

So I am working on my plan for Colombia. Will stay only about a week. I hope to stay at the same place as last time. I like that little hotel in central Bogota. Last time I did a story about Angie. She lost her left arm in a land mine accident when she was young. The story was published…

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