Colombia is one of the countries with the highest number of antipersonnel mines in the world. According to the report prepared in April 2020 by the International Committee of the Red Cross, it is identified that at least 118 people were victims of antipersonnel mines (MAP) and other explosive devices in Colombia during the first quarter of the year.

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

One of the entities in charge of carrying out Humanitarian Demining in Colombia is the Brigade of Humanitarian Demining Engineers of the National Army, which has carried out this work in the country since 2005, when the demining process began thanks to the Ottawa Convention. As of 2007, they began to carry out Humanitarian Demining work in communities affected by MAP in different areas of the national territory.

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Detector is important in the Humanitarian Demining tools in the manual mode. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Demining Humanitarian No. 5 has deployed a group of his best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of territorial area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since then . 2017 to date. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

Colombia has the Tolemaida Military Fort, located in the department of Cundinamarca where the National Army trains hundreds of men who receive classes, physical training, and instructions in the management of manual, mechanical and canine demining.

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the largest confirmed dangerous area in terms of land area, with 140,000 square meters, where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date.

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA – FEBRUARY 03, 2021, A soldier member of the Canine Reproduction and Training Center in the military fort of Tolemaida, carries out a training day for a Labrador dog that is submerged in a pond to develop, among others, its skills hunting, prey and collection. These specimens are between four and twelve months old. The Labradors and Belgian Malinois canines are part, together with a soldier who has previously been physically and psychologically evaluated, of a canine-binomial, who carry out work in the canine demining technique. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021, La Capitan Medico Veterinaria Horta at the Canine Reproduction and Training Center in the military fort of Tolemaida, accompanies the training of canines between four and twelve months , in the Humanitarian Demining exercise. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of territorial area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized. . 2017 to date. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA – FEBRUARY 03, 2021, A soldier member of the Canine Reproduction and Training Center in the military fort of Tolemaida, carries out a training day for a Labrador dog that is submerged in a pond to develop, among others, its skills hunting, prey and collection. These specimens are between four and twelve months old. The Labradors and Belgian Malinois canines are part, together with a soldier who has previously been physically and psychologically evaluated, of a canine-binomial, who carry out work in the canine demining technique. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

These soldiers work every day to be able to return to the peasants the lands that one day was taken from them or that they had to leave for fear of being victims of a war that they hope to end soon.

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A group of men is trained in the Military Fort of Tolemaida, in the work for Humanitarian Demining. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized from 2017 to date. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA – February 3, 2021, A land machine created to find mines, is manned by a soldier highly trained in humanitarian demining in the technique of mechanical demining at the Tolemaida Military Fort. In Cundinamarca, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G.

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Tolemaida, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

TOLEMAIDA, COLOMBIA – February 8, 2021, A group of soldiers receives night training at the Tolemaida Military Fort. In Cundinamarca, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021.The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021 Lieutenant Guido is the only woman in the middle of this Humanitarian Demining Battalion. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of territorial area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The first aid stretcher is essential in the team of the nurse who assists each demining mission. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Humanitarian Demining Engineers Battalion N.5 has deployed a group of his best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 To the date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. A man belonging to the humanitarian demining group, carries out detection and signaling of exploitive devices. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021 A Belgian Malinois is trained and is part of the canine team for Humanitarian Demining. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of territorial area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized. . 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021 Lieutenant Guido is the only woman in the middle of this Humanitarian Demining Battalion. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor for the mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest confirmed danger in the area in terms of territorial area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

 

HUILA, COLOMBIA-FEBRUARY 8, 2021. The Río Blanco village, belonging to the municipality of Baraya, in the department of Huila, was a strategic corridor of mobility of armed groups before the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, and it is in this place where the Battalion of Engineers of Humanitarian Demining No. 5 has deployed a group of its best men to carry out work in the area of ​​greatest danger confirmed area in terms of land area, with 140,000 m2 (square meter), where eleven explosive devices have been neutralized since 2017 to date. In Huila, Colombia, by Vannessa Jiménez G

Vannessa Jiménez is a Colombian photojournalist and documentary photographer, she studied photojournalism at the Association of Graphic Journalists of Argentina where she became involved with the feminist movement and its militancy, upon returning to her country of origin she continues to develop personal documentary projects with a gender focus, while her Working as a photojournalist allows him to represent the struggles and social and political manifestations of Colombia.

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