August 31, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Indigenous Peoples In Chocó In Danger (Colombia: UA 178.17)


Clashes between paramilitary groups, the National Liberation Army and state security forces continue to violate the rights of the Wounaan and Embera Indigenous peoples in Chocó, western Colombia, generating an imminent humanitarian and security crisis.

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Clashes between paramilitary groups, the National Liberation Army and state security forces continue to violate the rights of the Wounaan and Embera Indigenous peoples in Chocó, western Colombia, generating an imminent humanitarian and security crisis.

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

  • Requesting the authorities ensure urgent humanitarian relief to the confined communities of JUUN DUR and QUIPARALITO and provide protection to the neighbouring communities of Peñas Blancas, Jagual, Marcial and Pichindé;
  • Demanding a comprehensive State presence in the Truandó and San Juan river basins guaranteeing protection, security and free mobility of indigenous peoples in the area.

Contact these two officials by 12 October, 2017:

President
Juan Manuel Santos
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. President

Ambassador Camilo Reyes
Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.387.8338
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 187.17
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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