is co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action based in Madrid. He has more than 25 years of experience with the Red Cross movement, other humanitarian institutions and academia.
has a master’s in international relations from the Political Sciences Institute at Lille University (France) and is currently working on humanitarian action at OCHA Colombia.
- Building the Peace. Rural Education and conflict in Colombia
Mabel González Bustelo , 9 December 2016
- The Venezuela Crisis, Regional Dynamics, and the Peace Process in Colombia
David Smilde , Dimitris Pantoulas , 24 August 2016
- Mujeres en grupos armados y fuerzas combatientes: Lecciones aprendidas desde perspectivas de género en programas de DDR
Elisa Tarnaala , 15 July 2016
- Innovations in the Colombian peace process
Kristian Herbolzheimer , 27 June 2016
- Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Elisa Tarnaala , 23 June 2016
- Building up a peace infrastructure for Colombia: lessons from implementing the Victims Law
Silke Pfeiffer , 22 October 2015
- Territorial peacebuilding in Colombia: the opportunity to do what has not been achieved before?
Silke Pfeiffer , 10 July 2015
The humanitarian impact of the new dynamics of the armed conflict and violence in various regions of Colombia
Francisco Rey Marcos, Joséphine Dubois , 19 August 2016
The peace agreement that is expected to be reached between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) will end more than 50 years of armed conflict. It will also highlight new opportunities for the country, and also new violence dynamics that are especially present in remote regions of the country and some urban areas. The role of other armed groups besides the FARC-EP, especially post-demobilisation armed groups, is one of the greatest risks facing the consolidation of a peace process. While the peace talks in Havana were still ongoing, these actors reconfigured their operations and have been responsible for serious humanitarian impacts on some communities.
Despite seeing improvements in many indicators (e.g. the homicide rate, acts of war, etc.), other more surreptitious activities such as threats, individual displacement, extortion and social control have increased, indicating that the humanitarian situation remains alarming. This should be a priority in post-agreement peace planning, since this type of violence has a more subtle humanitarian impact and there is the danger that it could become invisible.
This report analyses these conflict dynamics, their possible evolution during the post-agreement stage, and their humanitarian and social consequences. It also highlights the need to improve monitoring systems and improve protection for affected communities.
Read the report in Spanish, published by Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción-Humanitaria (IECAH), in collaboration with UN OCHA here.