An overview of conflict trends during the first four months of 2020. Notes some decrease in overall violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with armed groups enforcing restrictions and social leaders facing even more attacks.
An investigation of what COVID-19 might mean for the balance between armed and criminal groups; the humanitarian situation; migration and borders; social protest; the security forces; and implementation of the peace accord.
A look at fragmentation of and disputes between armed groups, the effect of Venezuela’s crisis, and the humanitarian crisis in Catatumbo, a conflictive region of Norte de Santander department.
A vivid and alarming look at life in Venezuelan refugee communities on the Colombian side of the northern part of the binational border.
A detailed overview of the security situation at the Colombia-Venezuela border.
An investigation into the current state of the ELN guerrillas, and prospects for an eventual re-start of negotiations.
Abuses including murder, forced labor, child recruitment, and rape are often committed as part of the groups’ strategy to control the social, political, and economic life of Arauca and Apure. Impunity for such abuses is the rule.