PBI-Colombia and NOMADESC meet with human rights allies in Washington, DC

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On October 1, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project tweeted, “This afternoon the #WHRD Berenice Celeita from @Nomadesc gathered with Charanya Krishnaswami @amnestyusa in order to share with her their concerns about the security situation in #Buenaventura y Norte del Cauca and the threats they receive as #HRDs Thank you so much!”

That same day, PBI-Colombia also tweeted, “Thanks you to Angelita Baeyens from @RFKHumanRights for the excellent reunion this afternoon with the #WHRD Berenice Celeita from @Nomadesc, accompanied by PBI and to listen to the concerns regarding the Human Rights situation in Valle del Cauca and #Buenaventura.”

On September 13, PBI-Colombia accompanied the Canadian Embassy and other embassies on a visit to Buenaventura that included a meeting with NOMADESC.

Buenaventura has been described as the most violent city in Colombia.

Arnald García Guiñón, the coordinator of an MSF project in Buenaventura, has also commented, “Many of its neighbourhoods have arisen from new waves of displacement, with houses built by displaced people. These neighbourhoods lack a clear urban structure, sufficient sanitation services, water supplies, electricity or roads.”

PBI-Colombia accompanies NOMADESC which has worked to defend human rights in Buenaventura since 1999.

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