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Centro de Memoria, Paz, y Reconciliación (VI)

"Colombia has one of the largest internal refugee populations in the world. For years government agencies and NGOs presented vastly disparate statistics, with government figures showing much lower estimates of the amount of internally displaced persons, or IDPs." ... "Displacement in Colombia was dominated by a 'war over numbers' at the expense of a more complex characterisation of the displaced population."

 

... "I propose the notion of the 'banality of displacement' to examine two distinct but related processes. First, the normalisation of violence over time has made forced displacement appear as a mundane social fact in Colombia. Second, this banality is actively produced through an “attitudinal thoughtlessness” in government and NGO circles.

 

To illustrate this banality at play, I focus on two interrelated aspects. First, I examine the history of IDP management in Colombia, in particular the disputes over displacement statistics. Second, I explore the “colour-blindness” in the counting strategies and the lack of reliable data regarding displaced Afro-Colombians. In a final section I discuss ways in which the banality of displacement has been contested, both from civil society and by the Constitutional Court, which has challenged the Colombian government over its handling of the displacement crisis."

 

(Source: Science Direct)

 

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