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Our Newsletters: 2015

 


A Playground, not a Battleground - Autumn 2015

Colombia's ongoing conflict has brought violence into many of the country's most marginalised communities. As children become witnesses to frequent violence, they can come to see violence as a normal way of dealing with problems. Luis is one of these children.

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Never Going Back - Spring 2015

Ivan is 14 years old. When he was 12, he joined one of Colombia's guerilla groups.

"A militiaman came to our village and convinced me to join. He told me that if I joined them, things would be better for me, that I'd never go hungry again. I told my mum I was going and she cried and tried to stop me, but I left anyway. When I got there they gave me a pair of boots and a uniform and made me sign a contract for 5 years."

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