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Accompaniers in Colombia

International observers are serving as human rights monitors and providing a "protective presence" to communities in the violence-ridden Montes de Maria and San Onofre regions of Colombia.

The Program of Ecumenical Accompaniment in Colombia is coordinated by the Latin American Council of Churches and based on the ELCA-supported Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

Over the last four decades, violence caused by land struggles and political instability has led to killings, disappearances and some 5 million people being driven off their land in Colombia, the World Council of Churches reports.


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