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The IACHR grants precautionary measures for the Wayuu
PM 51/15 - Children and adolescents of the communities of Uribía, Manaure, Riohacha and Maicao of the Wayúu people, in the department of the Guajira, Colombia
On December 11, 2015, the IACHR requested that precautionary measures be adopted for children and adolescents of the communities of Uribía, Manaure, Riohacha and Maicao of the Wayúu people, in the department of the Guajira, Colombia.
The request for precautionary measures alleges that the beneficiaries are at risk because of the alleged lack of access to drinking water and of malnutrition among children of the community.
According to the information contained in the request, this situation allegedly caused the death of 4770 children in the last eight years.
After analyzing the allegations of fact and law, the Commission considers that information, prima facie, demonstrates that the members of these communities are in a serious and urgent situation, since their lives and personal integrity are allegedly at risk.
Consequently, in accordance with Article 25 of its Rules of Procedures, the Commission requested the State of Colombia to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the life and physical integrity of children and adolescents in the communities of Uribía, Manaure, Riohacha and Maicao of the Wayúu people, in the department of the Guajira.
Particularly, it requested to ensure the availability, accessibility and quality of health services, with an integral and culturally adequate approach, in order to respond to the children's malnutrition, as well as to adopt immediate measures so that the beneficiary communities have, as soon as possible, access to drinking water and to food in sufficient quantity and quality.
In addition, the Commission requested the State of Colombia to agree on the measures to be adopted with the beneficiaries and their representatives, and to periodically inform the Commission on the adoption of the requested precautionary measures.
[Source: IACHR, Washington, 17Dec15]
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