Helen Deacon / Maximilian Görgens

Forced to Leave: Determinants of Slow-Onset Displacement in Colombia

GIGA Working Paper, No. 317, June 2019

In Colombia, the ongoing armed conflict has had severe effects on internal migration and displacement. While occasions of mass displacement usually attract significant attention, little is known about why forced displacement in Colombia primarily occurs gradually over time and in smaller groups. To address the apparent research gap, this paper analyses the consequences and mechanisms of forced slow-onset displacement and focuses on the interactions between "violence," "food security," and "climate change" as its determinants.

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