Displaced Colombians building a new future

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Displaced Colombian Hernando Becerra’s family in the rented house. Photo: UN/UNifeed

The conclusion of peace negotiations in Colombia has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The Government and the main rebel group, FARC, signed a peace agreement in Cuba on Wednesday.

Colombians will vote on whether to accept or reject the deal in a referendum set for October.

More than 200,000 people died and nearly seven million were uprooted during a half-century of fighting in the South American country.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says reparation and support will be critical to rebuilding the lives of those displaced by the conflict.

Dianne Penn reports.

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