Respect for human rights vital for sustained peace in Colombia, says Christian Aid
Christian Aid calls for commitment to sustained peace, amid reports of the killings of 226 social leaders and human rights defenders in 2018
The inclusion of the voices of women and minority groups was key to the 2016 peace agreement
The human rights of women and minority groups must be considered alongside a recognition of the varied and complex factors needed to sustain the fragile peace process in Colombia, Christian Aid has said.
On the centenary of Armistice Day, Christian Aid has warned that appalling levels of violence across the globe continue to cost lives and that world leaders, including the UK’s, are too often fuelling rather than preventing conflict.
Christine Allen, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, said:
Christian Aid is appalled by the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding across Central America. Over 7,000 people from the region are heading towards the border with the US and according to IOM 35% of those migrating are children.
Rohingya crisis: funding shortfall leaves displaced people with no long-range protection plan, warns Christian Aid
One year on from the Rohingya pledging conference at the UN, new analysis from Christian Aid reveals that less than half of funding requirements have been met, and that the humanitarian response is still not driven by a long-term plan for the protection of all those displaced by the conflict.
We are deeply saddened by the scale of abuse which has affected both communities and staff across the aid sector.
Ongoing action is being taken to safeguard better the people we support and staff from abuse, exploitation and sexual harassment of any kind. We take the issues of safeguarding extremely seriously and have worked to provide a safe and trusted environment for all those connected to us, for a number of years.