April 7, 2016. Melida (20) with her 9 month old daughter at their home in the state of Caldas, Colombia. Melida was recruited at 9 years old from by three members of FARC at her home in Guaviare persuaded by a promise of a meal. She cannot return to her family for fear of retaliation from FARC but she wishes she never: “ I regret leaving FARC, there I didn’t have to worry about money or problems like now I do as a Civilian”. Photo Credit: Juan Arredondo for The New York Times.