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The UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement needs for 2019 estimates that there are more than 1,100 cases of refugees in Ecuador in need of resettlement, and 900 of these cases are Colombian. Even if in the last four years 1.3 millions of Venezuelans have entered Ecuador, the large majority of refugee and asylum claims continue to be Colombian, who made up over 97 percent of all people seeking asylum in Ecuador in 2018. The resettlement program is one of the possibles solutions for refugees according to their mandate, but it is not an individual right that can be demanded by any person or group; moreover one problem is that there are no clear criteria for the resettlement programs. “On a global level, less than 0.4 percent of the more than 25 million refugees in the world were resettled in 2018.” Declared UNHCR in a press release. Here is a serie of portraits of Colombians who applied for the resettlement program and received an official rejection. They are afraid to show their face because in Ecuador they saw people who had threatened her life back in Colombia, or, even worse, they received several death threats from members of Colombia's active armed group.