Urgent Action: Thousands in need of urgent protection
7,000 persons from Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Bojayá, Chocó (western Colombia) face live-threathening and forced displacement risk as the guerrilla National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, ELN) and the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia) are increasing hostilities in their territory. The communities of Unión Baquiaza, Union Cuití, Carrillo, Playita, Mesopotamia and Egoróquera are at risk. In Chocó several assassinations of community leaders recently occurred, and communities are constantly under threats from armed groups without any preventive action from national authorities.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 30 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:
President of the Republic of Colombia
Mr Iván Duque
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26
Salutation: Dear President
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://granbretana.embajada.gov.co, Salutation: Your Excellency
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.