Reference : V-P-CO-E-02009
Date : 22/09/2010
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Meta department, Mapiripán city. Interview of a displaced leader of the indigenous community of the Jiw tribe of the Barranco Colorado reservation
Photographer : IZARD, Marçal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Inside a restaurant, ICRC employees are listening to Bernardo who says he has been displaced on several occasions due to threats received by an armed group of the area.

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