(CNN)As Venezuelans leave their nation searching for security and financial security, another set of risks awaits them throughout the border.
The report concentrates on the impoverished Catatumbo area , where armed groups– consisting of the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), and previous members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)– wage bloody fights for control not just in between each other however likewise on Colombian soldiers. The location is a crucial one for coca growing, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime .
More than 100 civilians were eliminated there by the fighting groups in 2018, according to the HRW report, which points out United Nations figures. Some Venezuelan and colombian kids have actually been pushed into either signing up with groups or imposing their guidelines. The report declares that in March, ELN fighters “went to a rural school in Catatumbo to attempt to encourage kids to join their ranks.” Some kids have actually been threatened for presumably working together with competing groups, according to HRW.