In 2015, the government of Colombia and las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarais de Colombia - Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) invited Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), to develop a joint pilot project to survey and clear anti- personnel mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The project was a first of its kind in terms of the composition of the teams: two warring parties working side-by-side, and a means to help build trust and de-escalate the conflict during the Colombian peace process. In 2016, NPA commissioned photojournalist Giovanni Diffidenti to visit Santa Helena and El Orejón to capture the historic demining project in action. Diffidenti’s photos for NPA are featured in this article.
Finson, Vanessa and Diffidenti, Giovanni
"Clearing Landmines and Building Peace in Colombia,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol21/iss3/9