Between 20 May 2015 and 19 November 2016, as part of their peace process, Colombia and then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) agreed to demine El Orejón and Santa Helena, two of Colombia’s most heavily mined areas. In a coordinated effort supported by international actors, FARC-EP members identified the location of the mines while the Colombian government provided equipment and expertise to clear them.
In the past few years and until today, the Colombian government and the FARC have been working, in collaboration with international organizations, on the demobilization of child soldiers and their reintegration into society.
During and after the armed conflict between Colombia and the FARC, several deals were made between the parties in order to ensure an efficient search, identification and delivery of the remains of persons deemed missing within the context of the armed conflict.