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

Urgent Action: Wounaan indigenous community in danger in Colombia

Presence and clashes between paramilitary groups, the National Liberation Army and state security forces continue to violate the rights of Indigenous communities in Chocó, in the Pacific region of Colombia.

UA 178/17 issued 20/07/2017

Urgent Action: Police use tear gas on peaceful protestors in Colombia

Residents of the city of Buenaventura in Colombia have reported police repression, including the use of tear gas, at peaceful protests that began on 16 May.

UA 117/17 issued 24/05/2017

Urgent Action update: Continued paramilitary presence in Chocó, Colombia

Residents of Puerto Lleras, Jiguamiandó collective territory in the department of Chocó, report threats and raids from paramilitaries near the Humanitarian Zone of Pueblo Nuevo, putting all the inhabitants at risk.

1st update on UA 62/17 issued 18/04/2017

Urgent Action: Paramilitary invasion of humanitarian zones in Colombia

Inhabitants of the Jiguamiandó river basin have reported the presence of paramilitary groups in their territory. The increase in paramilitary activity in these humanitarian zones is putting the Indigenous and Afro-Colombian residents at risk.

UA 062/17 issued on 22/03/2017

Additional contact details: Over 300 displaced due to paramilitary action in Colombia

An incursion by paramilitaries and subsequent armed confrontation between them and guerrilla groups forced a mass displacement of families and the potential confinement of surrounding communities in Peña Azul, Chocó department, in north-western Colombia.

Additional contact details for UA 56/17 issued 06/03/2017

Urgent Action: Over 300 displaced due to paramilitary activity incursion in Colombia

An incursion by paramilitaries and subsequent armed confrontation between them and guerrilla groups forced a mass displacement of families and the potential confinement of surrounding communities in Peña Azul, Chocó department, in north-western Colombia. The increase in paramilitary activity in the area is placing residents of rural areas of Chocó department at risk.

UA 056/17 issued on 06/03/2017

Urgent Action: Paramilitary incursion in Humanitarian Zone in Colombia

A group of paramilitaries entered the Humanitarian Zone of Nueva Esperanza en Dios in the Cacarica river basin in north-west Colombia looking for several individuals which they claimed were on a death list.

UA 43/17 issued 13/02/2017

Urgent Action update: Paramilitary build-up in peace community in Colombia

Residents in several hamlets in or near the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia continue to report the presence of paramilitaries.

2nd update on UA 236/16 issued 03/02/2017

UA update: Further paramilitary activity in peace community in Colombia

There have been further paramilitary incursions into several hamlets in or near the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia.

1st update on UA 236/16 issued 26/01/2017