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Steps of hope

Hughes International Clinic, American Embassy in Colombia, United for Colombia and Cirec Foundation; took place the closing of a work week, where prosthesis Americans developed and made prosthesis delivery of 25 to 18 surviving beneficiaries of anti-personnel mines it is behind this initiative which aims to help those who have suffered Colombian armed conflict.

Juancho Torres, a freelance photographer from Colombia, even he was born in the country, the war doesn’t go to the cities like Bogota , had heard more than a few stories about the mines. Colombia’s drawn- out battle between government forces, Marxist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitary groups has led to the world’s second-highest fatality rate from land mines, after Afghanistan. In recent years, it has only gotten worse. The Colombian government says that more than 11,000 people have been injured or killed by land mines in the country since 1990, with more than 2,000 victims in the last five years alone and more than 50 this year.

About the author:
Juancho Torres works as a freelance photojournalist while also pursuing personal documentary projects, from Colombia. He went to the NYIP- New York Institute of Photography. He works for various news agencies such as International Organizations Photomedia and Humanitarian Aid.

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