Colombia: State must provide assistance to people affected by the Hidroituango project

In response to the displacement of thousands of people in the department of Antioquia due to flooding caused by the Hidroituango hydroelectric project, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International said:

“The Colombian state must take urgent action to provide assistance to all those affected by the predictable flooding caused by the Hidroituango hydroelectric project. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and must be provided with assistance without delay.”

The Colombian state must take urgent action to provide assistance to all those affected by the predictable flooding caused by the Hidroituango hydroelectric project. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and must be provided with assistance without delay
Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International

“In addition, the authorities must ensure that the killings of the brave human rights defenders who denounced the environmental damages related to this project do not go unpunished.”

On 22 May, Amnesty International signed a letter together with the International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia (OIDHACO) and 22 international civil society organizations expressing their extreme concern before the institutions of the European Union over the situation faced by those affected by the Hidroituango project and the Ríos Vivos Movement in Antioquia.