Colombia: Escalation of violence in Putumayo
Created: 31/03/2022 +

Overview

Putumayo, a department in southwest Colombia bordering Ecuador and Perú, is a strategic corridor for human trafficking, drug and arms trafficking, and resource extraction. The collective Putumayo-Caquetá zone has 22,041 hectares of coca crops, making it the third-largest zone in the country. Around 348,000 people, or 0.8% of the national population, live in Putumayo. 50,694 people (18% of the Putumayo population) are indigenous, and 10,262 (4%) are Afro-Colombians. Indigenous communities are especially at risk of confinement and limitations on their daily activities.

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