James Rodriguez/Panos Pictures

La Trinidad, Escuintla, Guatemala

Members of the community security committee of La Trinidad, including Gilberto Camposeco (right), take a break from doing security rounds in the main outpost. While most of the 235 families remain in shelters after the 3 June 2018 eruption of the Fuego volcano, Juan Francisco and 11 other men, members of the community's security committee, remain in La Trinidad to guard the homes and belongings. Originally from Huehuetenango, hundreds of families fled to Mexico in 1982 escaping state-repression during the war. In 1998, after the peace accords, the families were given land at the foot of the Fuego Volcano as part of an agreement for returning refugees. Today, La Trinidad is one of the most affected communities due to the 3 June 2018 eruption. Their community has been deemed uninhabitable and the 235 families await an uncertain future once again.

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James Rodriguez/Panos Pictures
La Trinidad, Escuintla
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