Since the beginning of Plan Colombia in early 2000s, the escalation of violence between the Colombian Armed Forces, the FARC guerrilla, and paramilitary groups has pushed Colombia’s conflict beyond its borders. The arrival of Colombian armed groups to Ecuador’s northern border has permeated the region with drug-trafficking, targeted executions, death threats, and forced recruitment. The livelihoods of communities in the region have been severely endangered by careless fumigation as a part of Colombia’s coca eradication efforts. Furthermore, the violence in Colombia has displaced nearly 100,000 people to Ecuador, making it the country with the largest amount of refugees in the Western hemisphere.