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In Colombian city, aid group seeks to give displaced women new wings
In Colombian city, aid group seeks to give displaced women new wings

Mery Medina has taken on a role in this hyper-violent port city that the Colombian government has been unable to fill: sheltering and counseling women threatened with forced displacement. There is no shortage of women needing help from Medina and her group, called Butterflies With New Wings. Colombia has one of the world's largest forcibly displaced populations: people ordered by paramilitaries, rebel groups or criminal bands to leave their homes under threat of violence from fighting, land grabs or drug trafficking. Among big cities, Buenaventura is the leading sender of such internally displaced people. Last year, 5% of the port city's population of 370,000 was forced to flee...

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