06/12/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous People Threatened And Displaced (Colombia: UA 112.18)


More than 200 indigenous Nasa Embera Chamí from La Delfina reservation in Buenaventura (West), Colombia, are currently displaced following an armed attack to a member of their community on 8 June. They are in need of decisive security measures to protect them and access to humanitarian aid such as food, health services and shelter.

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More than 200 indigenous Nasa Embera Chamí from La Delfina reservation in Buenaventura (West), Colombia, are currently displaced following an armed attack to a member of their community on 8 June. They are in need of decisive security measures to protect them and access to humanitarian aid such as food, health services and shelter.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the attack to Gonzalo Hilamo Mesa and the killings of Pablo Emilia Dagua and Adriana Montero, and that all those found responsible be brought to justice;
  • Demanding them to provide effective collective protection measures to this community in consultation with them, implementing plans for the prevention and protection of displaced Indigenous communities, in compliance with Constitutional Court Resolution 004/2009;
  • Calling the authorities to provide comprehensive assistance with cultural relevance to guarantee the right to life, health, food and shelter of Nasa Embera Chamí reservation in La Delfina, Buenaventura.

Contact these two officials by 23 July, 2018:
President
Señor Juan Manuel Santos

Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26
Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @JuanManSantos
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Camilo Reyes, Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202 387 8338 I Fax: 202-232-8643
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 112.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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