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The refugees of San Lorenzo, Ecuador

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Refugees arriving by boat land at this dock, on the shores of San Lorenzo. Having fled various forms of persecution, including forced recruitment, Colombian refugees find relative safety here. Yet life in San Lorenzo is far from easy. Discrimination, unemployment, and fear of being arrested or detained are constant threats.

ECUADOR | Friday, 5 July 2013 | Views [593] | View Larger Image

Refugees arriving by boat land at this dock, on the shores of San Lorenzo. Having fled various forms of persecution, including forced recruitment, Colombian refugees find relative safety here. Yet life in San Lorenzo is far from easy. Discrimination, unemployment, and fear of being arrested or detained are constant threats.

Tags: refugee, refugees, asylum seekers, colombia, colombian refugees, ecuador, human rights, san lorenzo

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