Bishops denounce crisis caused by armed groups in Colombian department

Posted July 6, 2018 7:09 pm by Editor

Bishops denounce crisis caused by armed groups in Colombian department

Quibdo, Colombia, Jul 6, 2018 / 04:11 pm (ACI Prensa).- The bishops of the Chocó Department in Colombia denounced Thursday the crisis occurring in the impoverished region due to crime and an onslaught by illegal armed groups which have been met by government inaction.

A July 5 statement signed by the Chocó Inter-ethnic Solidarity  Forum, the Standing Roundtable of Dialogue and Agreement of the Indigenous Peoples of Chocó, and the dioceses of  Quibdó, Apartadó, and Itsmina-Tadó denounced this situation and demanded concrete action from the government.  

Located in Colombia’s far-west, Chocó has one the lowest living standards among the country’s departments.

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