Leader of NPA partner, the National Organization of Indigenous Peoples of Colombia (ONIC), Luis Fernando Arias, passes away from COVID-19
It is with deep sadness Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) receives the news that Luis Fernando Arias passed away on Saturday February 13th, due to Covid-19. We want to express our heartfelt condolences and solidarity.
NPA is very happy to announce that Julián Gil, organizational secretary of Norwegian People's Aid's Colombian partner organization Congreso de los Pueblos, yesterday 24.11.20, was declared innocent and released after 30 months in prison for crimes he did not commit.
The solidarity caravan, Caravana Humanitaria, is a tradition in which organizations mobilize to shed light on the hardship, crisis and violence dominating in particularly vulnerable areas of the country - areas that in practice are stateless and are tyrannized by various armed groups. The aim of the caravan is to attract attention to the problems local communities face, and to demand that the authorities take responsibility for the safety of their inhabitants.
With more than 51,000 species of plants and animals, Colombia is ranked as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.
Throughout this article, we will meet Francis Patricia Gonzales Martin, known as Nana, an ex FARC-EP combatant who joined the Humanitarian Demining field and since then, has created a new vision of what she would like to become.