Alexis Aubin - Jessica Espinoza, landmine remover for the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines working in the municipality of Algeciras where she was born and raised. She told me that she started this work because she knows a lot of victims and wanted to end this threat. Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 30th 2017
Jessica Espinoza, landmine remover for the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines working in the municipality of Algeciras where she was born and raised. She told me that she started this work because she knows a lot of victims and wanted to end this threat. Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 30th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Javier Pina, Supervisor and Juan David Gomez, Team Leader as they coordinate their team work in Quebradon Sur, Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 29th 2017
Javier Pina, Supervisor and Juan David Gomez, Team Leader as they coordinate their team work in Quebradon Sur, Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 29th 2017
Alexis Aubin - A demining dog plays with a dog holder during a training. Their sense of smell makes it possible to check hundreds of square meters per day while a deminer can make from 3 to 6 meters in a shift. Vista Hermosa, Meta, Colombia - July 8th 2017
A demining dog plays with a dog holder during a training. Their sense of smell makes it possible to check hundreds of square meters per day while a deminer can make from 3 to 6 meters in a shift. Vista Hermosa, Meta, Colombia - July 8th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Andres from the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmine cuts grass before closing the access to a contaminated area. He used to be part of the FARC-EP and made more then 1000 explosives for the rebel organization before starting a new life as a humanitarian landmine remover. Algeciras, Huila Colombia - April 7th 2017
Andres from the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmine cuts grass before closing the access to a contaminated area. He used to be part of the FARC-EP and made more then 1000 explosives for the rebel organization before starting a new life as a humanitarian landmine remover. Algeciras, Huila Colombia - April 7th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Adriano Gutiérrez Hinestroza, supervisor de operaciones, installa una mina falsa durante un entrenamiento. Los desminadores aprenden a detectar la presencia de minas antipersonal. Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - 11 de marzo de 2017
Adriano Gutiérrez Hinestroza, supervisor de operaciones, installa una mina falsa durante un entrenamiento. Los desminadores aprenden a detectar la presencia de minas antipersonal. Algeciras, Huila, Colombia - 11 de marzo de 2017
Alexis Aubin - The non-technical team of the Colombian Campaign Against Antipersonnel Mines, in the amazonian forest, as it heads to a site where a mine was found to destroy it. In the foreground right Jason David Cabesas Cuaran in charge of the cast, Fernando Figueroa (Paramedico), Aida Lupe Acosta community relationship, Oscar Vargas national coordinator of non-technical studies, John Cagua, Duver Fernando Yaiguaje investigator Vigail, - Buenavista, Community Siona , Putumayo - June 13, 2019
The non-technical team of the Colombian Campaign Against Antipersonnel Mines, in the amazonian forest, as it heads to a site where a mine was found to destroy it. In the foreground right Jason David Cabesas Cuaran in charge of the cast, Fernando Figueroa (Paramedico), Aida Lupe Acosta community relationship, Oscar Vargas national coordinator of non-technical studies, John Cagua, Duver Fernando Yaiguaje investigator Vigail, - Buenavista, Community Siona , Putumayo - June 13, 2019
Alexis Aubin - Rescue simulation at the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines base. May 8th 2017 - Algeciras, Huila, Colombia
Rescue simulation at the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines base. May 8th 2017 - Algeciras, Huila, Colombia
Alexis Aubin - Security Zone establishes around an antipersonnel mine following its discovery. June 10th, 2019- La Rosa, Putumayo, Colombia
Security Zone establishes around an antipersonnel mine following its discovery. June 10th, 2019- La Rosa, Putumayo, Colombia
Alexis Aubin - Deminers having breakfast at the temporary camps of « El Bunker ». Vista Hermos, Meta, Colombia - July 8th 2017
Deminers having breakfast at the temporary camps of « El Bunker ». Vista Hermos, Meta, Colombia - July 8th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Jaider Tierradentro Mosquero (56) has worked as a deminer for 2 years in Algeciras, the community where he lives. June 5, 2019 - Camp Transilvania, Algeciras, Huila Colombia
Jaider Tierradentro Mosquero (56) has worked as a deminer for 2 years in Algeciras, the community where he lives. June 5, 2019 - Camp Transilvania, Algeciras, Huila Colombia
Alexis Aubin - Ana Barbosa, deminer. June 3rd 2019 - Algeciras, Huila Colombia
Ana Barbosa, deminer. June 3rd 2019 - Algeciras, Huila Colombia
Alexis Aubin - A map used for popular Mine Risk Education. Kids have to put skulls where there is risk of landmine presence. Tierra Alta, Cordoba, Colombia - June 14th 2017
A map used for popular Mine Risk Education. Kids have to put skulls where there is risk of landmine presence. Tierra Alta, Cordoba, Colombia - June 14th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Kids walking by a mined area on their return from school. Algeciras, Huila, ColombiaAlgeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 29th 2017
Kids walking by a mined area on their return from school. Algeciras, Huila, ColombiaAlgeciras, Huila, Colombia - August 29th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Isidoro Cepeda Ramirez washing his face at « La Granja », a landmines victim’s rehabilitation center located in Giron, Colombia. Both of his hands were amputated after he fell on a landmine. Giron Santander, Colombia - August 5th, 2016
Isidoro Cepeda Ramirez washing his face at « La Granja », a landmines victim’s rehabilitation center located in Giron, Colombia. Both of his hands were amputated after he fell on a landmine. Giron Santander, Colombia - August 5th, 2016
Alexis Aubin - Jean Carlos Duque, at the police hospital in Bogota. The police officer has been wounded by a landmine as he was part of an coca eradication mission. Tumaco. Centre - Bogota
Jean Carlos Duque, at the police hospital in Bogota. The police officer has been wounded by a landmine as he was part of an coca eradication mission. Tumaco. Centre - Bogota
Alexis Aubin - A stencil of the Artist Dj Lu on a wall of Bogota. The conflict has a great impact on the colombian culture and art. Bogota, Colombia August 23th 2016
A stencil of the Artist Dj Lu on a wall of Bogota. The conflict has a great impact on the colombian culture and art. Bogota, Colombia August 23th 2016
Alexis Aubin - Junction of Rio Suarez , Rio Sogamoso and Río Chicamocha Santander, Colombia. Landmines can be found in 31 of the 32 departments and in 50% of the country’s municipalities. They have been used since the 1990’s by various armed groups operating in the country as the FARC, the National Liberation Army or the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia. Santander, Colombia - August 4th 2017
Junction of Rio Suarez , Rio Sogamoso and Río Chicamocha Santander, Colombia. Landmines can be found in 31 of the 32 departments and in 50% of the country’s municipalities. They have been used since the 1990’s by various armed groups operating in the country as the FARC, the National Liberation Army or the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia. Santander, Colombia - August 4th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Dirinso Arley Mosquera and Eris Valencia, landmine survivors try prosthetics at the CIREC Foundation in Bogota. Bogota, Colombia- May 22nd 2019
Dirinso Arley Mosquera and Eris Valencia, landmine survivors try prosthetics at the CIREC Foundation in Bogota. Bogota, Colombia- May 22nd 2019
Alexis Aubin - Alonzo Ramirez Huaca stepped on a landmine in 1996 and lost his left leg. It has been the beginning of a tough road marked by self-destruction, jail and the loss of his family. He now lives in a shelter he built himself in Florencia, Caqueta, while he is working for the landmine victim’s association of Caqueta. Florencia, Caqueta, Colombia - July 14th 2019
Alonzo Ramirez Huaca stepped on a landmine in 1996 and lost his left leg. It has been the beginning of a tough road marked by self-destruction, jail and the loss of his family. He now lives in a shelter he built himself in Florencia, Caqueta, while he is working for the landmine victim’s association of Caqueta. Florencia, Caqueta, Colombia - July 14th 2019
Alexis Aubin - Oscar Antonio Lazaro Camargo, a survivor, with his wife Olg Lucia Agudelo Verono at a meeting with Jose Nicolas Petro Fuerte, also a mine survivor and president of the Antipersonnel Mines Victims Association Cordoba (AVIMAC). Monte Libano, Cordoba, Colombia – June 12th 2017
Oscar Antonio Lazaro Camargo, a survivor, with his wife Olg Lucia Agudelo Verono at a meeting with Jose Nicolas Petro Fuerte, also a mine survivor and president of the Antipersonnel Mines Victims Association Cordoba (AVIMAC). Monte Libano, Cordoba, Colombia – June 12th 2017
Alexis Aubin - A technician models hand orthosis at the CIREC factory in Bogota. One of the main rehabilitation center for person amputated in Colombia. Bogota, Colombie – October 25th 2016
A technician models hand orthosis at the CIREC factory in Bogota. One of the main rehabilitation center for person amputated in Colombia. Bogota, Colombie – October 25th 2016
Alexis Aubin - Jean pant and a prostheses leaning on a wall of the CIREC rehabilitation center, in Bogota. Colombia has big issues to provide protheses. People can wait more than a year before getting one. Bogota Colombia - April 28th 2017
Jean pant and a prostheses leaning on a wall of the CIREC rehabilitation center, in Bogota. Colombia has big issues to provide protheses. People can wait more than a year before getting one. Bogota Colombia - April 28th 2017
Alexis Aubin - Yorman Gonzalez funerals. During the first peace agreements signature ceremony the 6 years old boy found an abandoned grenade. He succumbed to the injuries caused by the explosion shortly after. Algecira, Huila, Colombia - September 29th 2016
Yorman Gonzalez funerals. During the first peace agreements signature ceremony the 6 years old boy found an abandoned grenade. He succumbed to the injuries caused by the explosion shortly after. Algecira, Huila, Colombia - September 29th 2016
Alexis Aubin - After the destruction of a landmine, the components of the explosive are burned. Buenavista, Siona Community, Putumayo - June 13, 2019
After the destruction of a landmine, the components of the explosive are burned. Buenavista, Siona Community, Putumayo - June 13, 2019

“We have nothing to do with this, but we have suffered bitterly because of the war” Aladín Lima Barragán, survivor of an antipersonnel mine accident.

On November 24th 2016, the peace agreement between the FARC-EP and the Colombian State ended more than half a century of armed conflict.The civil war that raged for 52 years, from 1964 to 2016, left 7.4 million internally displaced people, 220,000 deaths and a territory contaminated by landmines.

Since the 1990s, clashes between far-right paramilitaries, communist guerrillas and law enforcement have led Colombia to rank second, after Afghanistan, in terms of landmine victims, with more than 11,500 people injured or killed.

The President, Juan Manuel Santos ambitiously pledged to free the country of those explosives “before 2021”.

This threat has transformed deeply the social fabric of the Colombian people and how they relate to their land. To clear the territory of those silent weapons has become a crucial point to ensure the fragile stability gained by Colombia in the recent months.

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