In recent years, Colombia has experienced a worrisome rise in power of paramilitary and guerrilla groups. These violent groups are deeply involved in a power struggle marked by kidnappings, drug-trafficking and indiscriminate violence. A growing number of civilians are affected by the conflict as it spreads throughout the country. Crisis Group monitors this situation from Bogotá, also tracking the threat of a spillover of violence into the greater Andean region.
Your donation will support the work of Crisis Group’s Colombia/Andes Project, covering the situation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Your gift will provide resources for Crisis Group analysts and researchers on the ground to examine strategies to reduce the level of violence, resume peace talks, and avoid a spill-over of the conflict into the states comprising the Andean region. Your gift will help the team in carrying out cutting-edge research and developing policy prescriptions on how to promote democratic governance, reverse the economic downturn and reduce social inequalities in Colombia. A donation to Crisis Group’s Colombia/Andes Project is represents an opportunity to make a difference for those who care about peace and democracy in this unstable region. For more information on this project please go to www.crisisgroup.org.