A historic peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) was signed in 2016. However, violence and strife continue to persist resulting in the internal displacement of thousands of Colombians. The municipality of Barrancabermeja hosts many forcibly displaced families who struggle to adjust to their new environment and face the ever-present threat of violence in the area.
CJI supports JRS Colombia which accompanies 3 vulnerable communities in Barrancabermeja. The project facilitates the integration process between displaced people and host populations, and strengthens relationships between them. It also identifies community leaders who help with the reconciliation and settlement processes.
Director: Fr Mauricio García Duran SJ
Visit the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) website:: jrs.net/en/country/colombia/
Please support JRS’s work among displaced people in Colombia by making a donation: