Colombia: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Colombia on the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Chocó.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The British Embassy in Bogota has raised the situation in Choco with the Colombian authorities.

In September 2017, members of the British Embassy in Bogota accompanied a UK delegation including Baroness Coussins on a visit to Choco, organised by the NGO ABColombia.

The FCO worked closely with NGOs in preparation for Colombia's Universal Periodic Review at Geneva in May, raising concerns about violence against human rights defenders and conflict related sexual violence.

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