Take Yajaira, a slender 18-year-old, one of four children whose family was displaced from a settlement in the Cacarica river basin just south of Colombia`s border with Panama.
She misses her place of origin deeply.
"My home was surrounded by banana and mango trees, and coconut palms," she recalls, fingering a bracelet she wears made of seeds and feathers gathered in tropical forests.
"We used to bathe and fish in a nearby stream."
Currently, Yayaira spends part of the year in Bogota, Colombia`s Andean capital, where blue-black clouds seem to hover perpetually over the city.
It often rains and it is cold, in sharp contrast to the sultry heat of the northwest.
Tens of thousands of other displaced Afro