Chocó department is in western Colombia. Map via wikipediaDOWNLOAD THE PDF OF UA 52/19 HERE
7,000 persons from Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Bojayá, Chocó (western Colombia) face life-threatening attacks and risk of forced displacement as the guerrilla group National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, ELN) and the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia) are increasing hostilities in their territory. People in the communities of Unión Baquiaza, Union Cuití, Carrillo, Playita, Mesopotamia and Egoróquera are at risk.
In Chocó, several assassinations of community leaders recently occurred, and communities are constantly under threat from armed groups without any preventive action from national authorities. The situation is extremely serious and immediate action must be taken before conditions lead to mass killing or forced displacement.