Due to the war that has been waged in Colombia for more than forty years, and with the participation of different guerrillas, paramilitary groups and the Colombian State itself, the civilian population has been the one that has paid for the broken dishes of this confrontation, because it is the one directly violated in his rights and in his life, having to leave his zones of life to flee from the war.
The armed conflict in Colombia has caused that approximately four million people move from their homes, going to the cities or municipal capitals, where they do not have the possibility of even having the basic services for their survival.
These people, in addition to being outside their homes, perhaps with missing or dead relatives, in a position of helplessness and vulnerability, do not have the money or enough support to achieve a minimum and dignified livelihood in the places where they can achieve. to get away from the conflict.
This reality is experienced in the main capitals of the country, as witnessed by its large belts of misery, entire neighborhoods made up of displaced populations from all regions, as well as living it, the small intermediate cities or in this case the marginalized neighborhoods in the capital of the most backward department of Colombia: Chocó.
In Quibdó, which is the capital of Chocó, it is where many of the displaced people come from the violence of the areas near the Atrato River, as well as from populations as far away as: Santa Rosa, in the middle of San Juan, located many kilometers away. by river.
Adding this problem to that the Chocó has in its history with the largest amount of public treasury resources lost due to corruption in Colombia, there are no effective mechanisms by the Colombian State to be able to serve this vulnerable population and this leads to quality of displaced Chocoanos is very low or simply does not occur.
It is the idea of â€‹â€‹this project, to show those faces, that environment, that kind of life or "sub-life" if you like, and all the efforts that these people make to survive and cope with this reality that plagues many people nowadays in Colombia, thanks to this endless armed conflict, as a way to make this reality visible in international spheres, giving it much more relevance and importance, as a way to stop this type of situations, but in the world, at least in this part of America.
Relatives of one of those killed in the massacre in the Basurú area (Itsmina) mourn his loss while waiting for his body outside the San Francisco de Asís Hospital, in Quibdó. After this massacre, this population was displaced and after returning months later they were confined by the action of paramilitary groups. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The Tanguiseños expressed themselves against violence and displacement in a march held in the city of Quibdó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Aspect of how the houses of the population of Tanguí were left at the moment of the forced displacement caused by the threats of the FARC against this population. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The displacement forces to change all the mechanics and the routine of life, it confronts its victims to live difficult and extreme situations. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The Tanguí families experienced difficult times during their displacement in the city of Quibdó, between October 2007 and January 2008, they returned to their village 3 months later. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Don Pedro talks about his profession: traditional midwife in Tanguí, while the days go by in the midst of forced displacement. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
During the long, hot afternoons, there was no choice but to wait for the arrival of night, in the shelter for displaced people in the city of Quibdó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
For brief periods you can see the sun in the Chocó jungle, the displaced Tanguiseños in Quibdó took the opportunity to dry their clothes, so there would be no place to walk. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
All activities must be carried out in community, the bathroom, washing clothes or washing the dishes are done at the time and where it can be done. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The communal kitchen was something normal for the people of Tanguí during their displacement to the city of Quibdó in October 2007. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Displaced people are running for their lives and running with what they can carry, sometimes what they are wearing. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The inhabitants of the "La Arrocera" neighborhood have lived for nearly 5 years in the facilities of an old rice packing plant, in obviously difficult and overcrowded conditions. These people are displaced by the violence of the internal armed conflict and come from different parts of Chocó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Inhabitants of the Bojayá River area have seen, know, or have been victims of forced displacement due to the Colombian internal conflict.
Displacement directly or indirectly affects all the inhabitants of Chocó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Children are the most affected by forced displacement. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A Tanguiseña woman waits to leave for her town, to return to her normality. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A small bear is seen in the middle of the mud in the abandoned town of Tanguí.
The town was displaced by threats from the FARC. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A family hopes that the boat in which they find themselves is loaded to leave for their town, to return to normal life. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A woman and a girl sail in one of the boats that take the residents of Tanguí back, after living three months displaced in Quibdó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The residents of Tanguí, were able to return to their town, after spending three months displaced in Quibdó, due to threats from the FARC. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A 14-year-old Emberá mother with her 5-day-old son, still having half the placenta inside her body. One of the peoples hardest hit by the armed conflict and displacement is that of the Emberá. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
One of the common activities by all the armed actors present in the Colombian internal conflict is to violate the security of houses and loot them. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A girl walks with her father's shoes, the day of Tanguí's return, after spending three months displaced in Quibdó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A priest looks at the damage left by self-defense groups and the army in the school during his stay in Santa Rosa. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A baby rests in a plastic tub in the middle area of San Juan, in Chocó. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Children leaving class in Sipí, for days everything has been calm, but nevertheless it is latent that the violence returns. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
A child cries while being left in the shade by his mother, on the way back to Tanguí. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The confrontation between the different actors involved in this area makes food scarce, since its inhabitants are confined to their towns or forced to leave them, as happened in April 2006. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
General view of the small town of Santa Rosa, in the area of Medio San Juan, after being displaced by paramilitaries. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
The only resident of Tanguí walks through his empty town, during the visit of a commission to verify the situation of displacement. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno
Footprints of animals and a man, in the empty town of Tanguí. Its population was displaced by threats from the FARC. © Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno