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UN is concerned about increased violence in Colombia

UN is concerned about increased violence in Colombia

United Nations, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The increase in violence in several Colombian departments, such as Choco, Putumayo and Arauca, currently worries the United Nations, according to the latest report on the implementation of the Peace Agreement in that country.
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The report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about this issue says that civilians, including indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, have been the hardest hit population by this wave of violence.

The clashes between the National Liberation Army and dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) are worsening the situation, Guterres said.

The UN chief also expressed great concern about the safety of former FARC-EP members and recalled that since the signing of the Peace Agreement in September 2016, 315 of them have been assassinated and 11 of those crimes have occurred in the last three months.

For its part, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that more than 13,000 people have been forcibly displaced in Colombia from January 1 and March 15, 2022.

Meanwhile, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights received information on the assassinations of 43 activists and social leaders, including four women.

The UN Verification Mission warned that some achievements “will remain vulnerable unless firm and effective steps are taken to consolidate security throughout the country in the comprehensive manner included in the peace accords.”

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