Emergency in Northern Cauca, Situation Report No. 1
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
· An escalation of armed hostilities between the Army and a non-State armed group in five municipalities during the last two weeks has left 15 civilians injured, more than 5,000 people newly displaced and serious damage to infrastructure.
· Access constraints and attacks against medical missions have hindered the provision of assistance to the affected communities. Local capacity to cope with the emergency is overstretched.
· Local authorities and humanitarian partners are providing assistance but gaps are still uncovered.
Hostilities are likely to continue, therefore civilians are still at risk.
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