A woman and child from the Proviancial Wayuu community in Colombia.
Photo: Felipe Abondano

Will you take action with us to support Indigenous communities in Colombia against dirty coal mining?

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment has called on the Colombian government to suspend the operations of the giant Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia. The mine is causing untold damage to the environment and to the health of Indigenous Wayuu people living near it.

Cerrejón is the biggest opencast coal mine in Latin America and is owned by three of the biggest multinational mining companies in the world – all linked to London.

We’re calling on the companies and the Colombian government to respect the rights of Indigenous Wayuu people in La Guajira.

Colombia's Constitutional Court has made rulings to protect these communities – but these ruling are being ignored by the government and the mining companies.

Meanwhile, coal dust continues to damage the Wayuu communities’ health, and their water sources are being polluted. Combined with the pandemic, this is a deadly threat.

Please support the Wayuu people by calling on the President of Colombia and the Chief Executives of the mining companies to respect Wayuu people's rights and follow UN recommendations.


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