Los desplazados are comprised of mainly three groups: Indigenous, Afro-Colombian and Mestizo/Campesino. Historically, they have been forced from their rural homes by left-wing guerillas and right-wing paramilitary factions wanting control and use of their land. Some return to their rural communities to rebuild their lives as before, but most migrate to Colombia’s large cities with the hope of finding security and services. And, in most cases, are destined to a life of poverty living in crime-ridden barrios that lack basic services. Over time they have been largely – and sadly – forgotten.