Accession Number:

AD1057645

Title:

Clearing Landmines and Building Peace in Colombia

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

Norwegian Peoples Aid Olso Norway

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In 2015, the government of Colombia and las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarais de Colombia - Ejercito del Pueblo FARC-EP invited Norwegian Peoples Aid NPA, to develop a joint pilot project to survey and clear antipersonnel mines and explosive remnants of war ERW. The project was a first of its kind in terms of the composition of the teams two warring parties working side-by-side, and a means to help build trust and de-escalate the conflict during the Colombian peace process. In 2016, NPA commissioned photo journalist Giovanni Diffidenti to visit Santa Helena and El Orejon to capture the historic demining project in action. Diffidentis photos for NPA are featured in this article.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE