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Posts Tagged "FARC"

“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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Lucia Day in Sweden and soon its Christmas

Lucia Day in Sweden and soon its Christmas

Today is Lucia Day in Sweden. Not really a holiday but many people celebrate in various ways. Soon its Christmas. Here are a couple of pics from Colombia. The kids were internal refugees. They had to leave their homes with their parents in other parts in Colombia due to the ongoing conflict there. They resettled in safe areas. Poor, relocated…

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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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