The Colombian NGO Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP) has warned that the dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continue to forcibly recruit minors in order to increase their ranks in the department of Guaviare, one of the Amazonian regions of the country.
The IFJ has found that the peace agreements signed by the now defunct guerrillas and the Colombian government have “changed the dynamics” of the region as the conflict has decreased in intensity, but that certain problems continue to affect the region. directly to the population, especially those who live in rural areas.
The text suggests that despite less “armed action and indiscriminate violence,” pressure from armed groups in the form of extortion, threats and evictions continues on communities, many of which involve forced recruitment and refusal to continue growing coca “.
“Forced recruitment remains a common phenomenon in the department, affecting primarily indigenous communities,” the IFJ said in a report released this Saturday.