Colombia: Violence in Arauca department
Created: 31/01/2022 +


On 2 January 2022, confrontations began in rural areas along Arauca River on the Colombia-Venezuela border. As at 24 January, the Colombian Government and humanitarian organisations recorded 36 people killed, around 1,530 IDPs (407 families), 21 families displaced from Venezuela, and at least five indigenous communities still affected by confinement in the department of Arauca and Boyacá. On 27 January 2022, local mayoral officials reported a lack of shelter, food, and hygiene items. The dispute between the armed groups remains active, with explosions and kidnappings as expressions of war.