Alianza por la Solidaridad, presente en Colombia desde hace 17 años en las zonas del conflicto armado, alerta de la escalada de violencia que las últimas semanas están teniendo lugar en el sur de Colombia, en concreto en el municipio de Tumaco (Nariño), donde se han producido ya 9 asesinatos, entre ellos el de un líder comunitario con el trabajabamos desde hace tiempo, José Jair Cortés, y los de dos indígenas awá horas después.
Somos testigos de la violencia ocasionada en la zona rural y urbana de Tumaco por no aplicarse las medidas sobre acceso a la tierra y sustitución de cultivos ilícitos, incluidas en los Acuerdos de Paz de hace un año entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC.
Communities are being confined to limited in their mobility curfew and 'invisible borders', while increasing the forced displacement of rural area between neighborhoods within Tumaco and to other municipalities, forced recruitment of young people by new armed groups and threats and assassinations of leaders and leaders who support the peace agreement and defend the rights of the population and its territory. On October 17, the victim was José Jair Cortés, the Community Council of Alto Mira and Frontera. Cortés was recognized for his leadership in the Alliance for Solidarity and worked with him and his other companions in different humanitarian aid projects in the implementation of agroproyectos and strengthening community organization. Hours later in the same area, they were killed two Awá to be fired from a vehicle.,es
It is recalled that on 5 October in Alto Mira and Frontera were killed six farmers and wounding 20 others by the police and that on 8 October was bombed stunning and firing into the air a humanitarian mission composed of authorities and organizations international. Also in the city, from that day there is fighting in several neighborhoods, where gunmen have imposed curfew, generating fear among the population. More than 1,500 people have had to leave their homes.,es
This situation of risk, in Alliance for solidarity have had to promptly suspend its activities having no guarantees of safe access to areas to provide humanitarian care, waiting for the Government to declare officially crisis humanitarian situation demanded by all the organisations present in Tumaco.
All this happens in a complex context in which the Government has initiated the program to eradicate coca, contained in paragraph 4 of the Peace Agreement, regardless that many villages had joined the collective voluntary replacement program of farmers have not received support for this change and the population has been no alternative for subsistence illicit crops, in which a gradual process that has not been met by the institutions is guaranteed. Solidarity Alliance notes that this situation is creating moments of extreme violence, including against women.,,es,In this situation, Alliance asks:,,es
Faced with this situation, we request:
Tumaco, in Nariño department, has a population 89% Afrocolombian between 48% have their basic needs and around 16% live in poverty. In Colombia, 10 municipalities concentrate 50% of coca, which increased from 45,748 hectares in 2015 to 70,579 in 2016. Tumaco is in the first position with 16%. They are municipalities with at least three common characteristics: they are border, places where there are two or more groups and where the presence of the Colombian State has been precarious.,,es,NGO calls on the Colombian government and the international community to the humanitarian crisis recognized and gar ...,,es