Reference : V-P-CO-E-01999
Date : 14/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Nariño department, road between Pasto city and Policarpa town. View of Policarpa town, nestled in the Andean Cordillera.
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This town belongs to a municipality by the same name, where years of presence and clashes of armed groups and army and police forces have been affecting people's lives, and where weapons contamination of the surrounding rural areas makes farming dangerous if not impossible.

Colombia's armed conflict is one of the longest in modern history. More than forty years have passed and no end is in sight. Over three million Colombians have fled their homes, becoming the second largest population of internally displaced in the world, after Sudan. The photographer, Marçal Izard, who started to work as an ICRC delegate in Colombia in 2000 is returning in the country 10 years later. He realized that the vicious cycle of death threats and forced displacement goes on.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour