Colombia, armed conflict continues to force Indigenous group to be displaced

Posted on September 11, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues

The persistence of armed conflict exacerbates the situation of continued forced displacement of more than 1,000 members of the indigenous people living Jiw in the departments of Meta and Guaviare. His return is not possible at the moment despite the efforts of the authorities and humanitarian agencies. San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia, September 6 (UNHCR) A new shift is affecting the indigenous people today Jiw in the municipality of San José del Guaviare, in southeastern Colombia, where more than half of this group Indian displaced.
Last week some 79 indigenous people were forced to leave Jiw their settlement in the jungles of southeastern Colombia, on the border between the departments of Meta and Guaviare after receiving threats from illegal armed groups, as confirmed by the Humanitarian Commission and the Municipal Committee Attention to the Displaced Population.
This group also where there are 34 children, was placed temporarily in the Cultural Center of San Jose del Guaviare, where they received immediate humanitarian aid by the entities in the Local Committee, after activating the contingency plan to address emergency. Read Article

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