03/16/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Yukpa People Face Eviction (Colombia: UA 59.18)


Yukpa indigenous people that crossed to Colombia are facing eviction and threat of being sent back to Venezuela violating their rights as a binational population. The Colombian State is denying their right to remain in the country and their rights as Indigenous Peoples.

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Yukpa indigenous people that crossed to Colombia are facing eviction and threat of being sent back to Venezuela violating their rights as a binational population. The Colombian State is denying their right to remain in the country and their rights as Indigenous Peoples.

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

  • Urging the authorities to stop the eviction and return of Yukpa people;
  • Urging the Colombian government to provide comprehensive assistance with cultural relevance to guarantee the right to life, health, food and shelter of Yukpa communities in Cucuta and other bordering cities;
  • Calling on them to implement the ethnic safeguards plans of the Yukpa Indigenous People, taking into account direct consultation with the Yukpa people who have crossed to Colombia from Venezuela and their community based organizations.

Contact these two officials by 27 April 2018: 

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

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 59.18
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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