Urgent Action Update: Yet another environmental defender killed in Colombia

In less than a week, two members of the Ríos Vivos (Living Rivers) Movement have been killed in Antioquia, Colombia

1st Update on UA 088/18 issued 10/05/2018

Urgent Action: Environmental defender killed in Colombia, others at risk

A member of the Ríos Vivos (Living Rivers) Movement was killed on the same day the group carried out an all-day march

UA 088/18 issued 07/05/2018

Urgent Action: Two Afro-descendant defenders criminalized in Colombia

Community leaders and human rights defenders have been unjustly detained and accused of charges they did not commit.

UA 85/18 issued 07/05/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Yukpa people in Colombia face eviction to Venezuela

Yukpa indigenous people that crossed to Colombia are facing eviction and threat of being sent back to Venezuela.

UA 59/18 issued 16/03/2018

Urgent Action: Bombing near indigenous territory in Chocó, Colombia

Nearby communities are currently forcibly displaced as fear of new operations threaten the population.

UA 022/18 issued 13/01/2018

Urgent Action Update: Killings of land claimant leaders

Two land claimant leaders of collective Afro-descendent territories in Chocó have been killed by paramilitary groups.

UA 268/17 issued on 11/12/2017

Urgent Action: Leader of peace community threatened

Paramilitary groups continue incursions and threats against the people of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

UA 263/17 issued 05/12/2017

Urgent Action Update: Confined communities in Riosucio, Chocó

Several Embera Indigenous communities and the Afro-descendent community of Taparal find themselves confined and terrified

3rd Update on UA 178/17 issued on 05/12/2017

Urgent Action Update: Risk of forced displacement in Chocó, Colombia

Indigenous governor killed by armed men. The community is at risk of forced displacement following this violence.

2nd update on UA 178/17 issued 26/10/2017

Urgent Action update: Indigenous peoples in Chocó danger in Colombia

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.

1st update on UA 178/17 issued 31/08/2017