Kolumbische Rebellen helfen dabei, ihre eigenen Minen zu räumen


In einem Pilotprojekt räumen Farc-Rebellen gemeinsam mit Regierungsmännern Minen. Einige der Rebellen hatten früher selbst Minen verlegt. Trotz anfänglichem Misstrauen arbeiten die Teams freundschaftlich zusammen. (auf Englisch)


Carlos, eines der vielen Opfer der in Kolumbien verlegten Landminen © Gaël Turine - VU / Handicap International

(16.12.2015)

In El Orejon, a rural area in north-west Colombia, locals are experiencing something unprecedented.

Soldiers and members of Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) sitting together, having a beer and playing cards.

"It's a privilege for our village," says resident Fabio de Jesus Munoz Garces.

They are part of a pilot project agreed as part of the ongoing peace talks between Farc and government negotiators.
Image caption Locals in El Orejon run the risk of stepping on landmines when they visit their neighbours

The project started five months ago but only now have journalists been allowed to see the work for themselves.

Before this project started, the rebels and the soldiers would have shot each other at first sight.

Now they are working together, unarmed.

But the absence of weapons does not make their work any less dangerous.
Risky land

After more than five decades of internal conflict, Colombia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.

Weiterlesen auf: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34977491

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