Colombia’s government said Tuesday that 2,381 members of Colombian guerrilla groups deserted their ranks in 2010.
According to the Program for Humanitarian Attention for the Demobilized (PAHD), 2,009 of these demobilized guerrillas were FARC guerrillas, 359 were from the ELN, and the remaining 13 from other dissident groups.
The former rebels all voluntarily surrendered their weapons to enter the country’s reintegration program, the PAHD said.
Colombia offers special programs for former fighters who demobilize. These programs include education and financial and psychological support.