About four million people – out of a population of 40 million – have been displaced within Colombia by armed conflict and human rights violations. Yet their stories are almost always unknown. If their situation and the situation of the country is to improve in the long term, these people need a broader local and international understanding of their situation as well as protection of their rights.
Colombia is the first of a series of countries where IDMC has led or plans to lead a life story project. In the years to come IDMC would like to publish the stories of displaced people all around the world. By giving them the opportunity to speak out in their own words on issues which concern them, rather than having their needs and priorities interpreted by outsiders, the IDMC hopes to contribute to the empowerment of IDPs in Colombia.
Read their stories and discover what happened to them.
- Read and listen to 19 individual stories of internally displaced persons
- Download the entire Book of Life Stories: Para Que Se Sepa – Let it be known.