Albin Hillert is a photographer and writer based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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FARC Ex-Combatants Live Fragile Peace in Colombia

by Albin Hillert 12-06-2018

Mayerlis serves 48-year-old Ivan a meal of sarapa – rice and chicken wrapped in a Cachibou leaf. Ivan lived 31 years as a FARC guerilla combatant, before settling in San José de León after the 2016 peace treaty in Colombia. All photos: Albin Hillert/LWF

For the past two years, a group of families of former FARC-guerrilla combatants have settled down to cultivate a piece of land in northwest Colombia. Laying down their weapons following the 2016 peace treaty with the Colombian government, many ex-combatants now face trauma, stigma, and insecurity, and slow progress in the implementation of the treaty makes the situation precarious.