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A Colombian court dismisses the situation of indigenous peoples exposed to the corona virus as “alarming”

June 4, 2020

The Cundinamarca Administrative Court has found the situation in which Colombia’s indigenous peoples are exposed to the coronavirus pandemic to be “alarming”, partly due to the delay in delivering the government’s promised aid to local communities.

The court has therefore responded to the guardianship demanded by the Attorney General’s Office, so that the judiciary is forcing the government to deliver the announced aid to indigenous peoples, as only 36 percent of them have come about.

“It is unacceptable that, in the midst of a life-threatening and life-threatening health emergency, conventional and rigid tools, procedures and requirements are used (..) that have made it impossible to deliver these tools, which increases the hunger and risk of ethnic extermination “, the attorney general has denounced.

A Colombian court dismisses the situation of indigenous peoples exposed to the corona virus as “alarming”A Colombian court dismisses the situation of indigenous peoples exposed to the corona virus as “alarming”

The institution also recalled that in the context of the health crisis, indigenous peoples “have not ceased to be whipped for a moment by the increase in violence and warfare in their territories that affect leaders and entire communities.”