The binational Indigenous Yukpa people living in Cúcuta, in the east of Colombia, suffered an armed attack on 17 May followed by their forced displacement.The binational Indigenous Yukpa people living in Cúcuta, in the east of Colombia, suffered an armed attack on 17 May followed by their forced displacement. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Minister of the Interior and relevant local authorities to immediately activate the Contingency Plan established under Law 1448 of 2011 in order to provide assistance to the Indigenous Yukpa People forced from their homes by armed attacks in the region;
- Calling on the authorities to provide care and assistance, including their requested relocation within Colombia, in order to guarantee the life, integrity and continued existence of the Indigenous Yukpa People in Colombia;
- Urging the immediate launch of the ethnic safeguard plan for the binational Indigenous Yukpa People and guarantees of their rights within Colombian territory.
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
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 Ambassador2) 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES