Soacha is a city of one million people located directly south of Colombia’s capital of Bogota. More than 30,000 people in Soacha are officially classified as displaced, but the actual number is likely much higher. The process of registering as ‘displaced’ is laborious, and many wind up registering in Bogota while still living in Soacha.
Jesuit Refugee Service Colombia serves the people of Soacha by advocating for better access to education and health care, advising and accompanying them in their quest for better government representation, and by providing training in sustainable farming.
Read more and see more photos and videos from Colombia in the coming weeks on the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA website.
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