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

Published | 06/2019

    Series

    GIGA Working Paper

    Series Number

    317

    Number of Pages

    27

    Publisher

    German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Place

    Hamburg


    Abstract

    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.