The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

International organisations express concern about the security situation in the city of Buenaventura and demand guarantees for civilians

The signatory organisations[1] express our concern about the security situation in the city of Buenaventura, particularly recent events against the community in the Santa Fe district of the city. This district is next to the port and logistics terminal of TCBuen, whose parent company is headquartered in Europe[2]. These incidents are taking place in a context of structural violence and amid the worsening humanitarian situation in the port city.