The Invisible Crisis

Altos de la Florida is located southwest of the municipality of Suacha (or Soacha), on the outskirts of Bogotá. The community is a synonym of vulnerability and resilience. It is estimated that 30 percent of the roughly 2,400 habitants live in a situation of forced displacement caused by the ongoing fighting between various armed groups in the country. According to UNHCR in Colombia more than 7.4 million people are affected, making it the country with by far the largest internally displaced population in the world. The agency refers to it as Colombia’s “Invisible Crisis.” – Suacha, April 2017