Christian Wlaschütz of Jesuit Refugee Service Colombia discusses the work of JRS with people displaced by the conflict in Colombia.
One area where JRS works is with young people; attempting to prevent the recruitment of youth into armed groups is key to ending the cycle of violence.
Advocacy by JRS in Colombia helped lead to a new law providing recitation of land illegally seized to be returned to its rightful owners. Although the actual restitution will be a long and difficult road, there now exists a legal framework for it to happen.
Mr. Wlaschütz also discusses the prospects for the current peace talks between the Colombia government and the leftist FARC rebel group.
Learn more on the JRS/USA website: jrsusa.org
Video produced by Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA