250,000 Colombian children affected by conflict despite peace talks

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Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

More than 250,000 children have been affected by the conflict in Colombia since peace talks between the Government and the country's main armed opposition group, FARC began three years ago; that's according to the UN Children's Fund, (UNICEF).

An estimated 1,000 children were used or recruited by non-state armed groups during the same period.

The conflict has gone on for 50 years, but a final peace agreement following a ceasefire is still being negotiated.

Jorge Miyares has been speaking to the UNICEF representative in Colombia, Roberto De Bernardi.

Duration: 3’23″

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