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Urgent Action: Families at risk of forced eviction

18 people residing in a sports facility temporary shelter since a flooding devastated their homes in April 2018 are at risk of forced eviction in Ituango, Colombia, after receiving a notice by police to leave before 6 May. Authorities are not offering any alternative shelter. 

Please note that the Secretary of Government of the Ituango municipality decided to postpone the eviction of the 18 people residing in the Coliseum until 10 May 2019.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:


Mayor of the municipality of Ituango
Sr. Hernán Álvarez Uribe
Calle Berrio N° 19-08, Alcaldía Ituango 
Antioquia, Colombia
Salutation: Dear Mr. Hernán Álvarez Uribe


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ANTONIO JOSÉ ARDILA, Embassy of Colombia, 3 Hans Crescent SW1X 0LN, 020 7589 9177 / 020 7589 5037, Fax 020 7581 1829,,, Salutation: Your Excellency

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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