Ombudsman asks to promote the human rights approach during the emergency due to the winter wave

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According to the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management, there are 10 departments most affected by the rainy season that the country is going through

Ombudsman asks to promote the human rights approach during the emergency due to the winter wave

The municipality of Tierra Alta is part of the 15 affected by the overflow of the Sinú river and San Jorge.

From Montería, Córdoba, the Ombudsman, Carlos Camargo made a new call to guarantee the human rights of the communities that have been affected by the winter wave in most of the national territory.

In the framework of the International Congress of Human Rights, assured the Ombudsman, Carlos Camargo that:

“From the Ombudsman's Office we call for the National Government to incorporate the human rights approach in the implementation of the decree declaring an emergency due to disaster situations, in particular, in the three lines of action: humanitarian response, early recovery and adaptation for good living”.

In another of his statements, the official explained that given the increase in rainfall, advances should be made in understanding the risk, its prevention and the emergency care,“to ensure the restitution of the living conditions of the communities, mainly the most vulnerable ones who must be guaranteed the effective enjoyment of their rights to a healthy environment, health, work, decent housing, food security, access to water and life, among others” pointed out Carlos Camargo.

The data reported by the National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD)They show the serious situation that the country is currently experiencing. The winter season has affected 645,000 people, 106,109 families, in addition, 106,574 affected homes have been reported, public calamity has been declared in 390 municipalities in 21 departments, and 45 missing and 266 deceased.

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Likewise, in In the first 10 months of 2022, there were 3,569 events related to emergencies in 864 municipalities in 32 departments. October and November are the rainiest months of the year, for 2022 the IDEAM prediction indicates that there will be increases in rainfall above normal levels in a large part of the country, especially in the Caribbean and Andean regions.

< p class="paragraph">It is worth remembering that, in August, the Ombudsman's Office asked the National Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) and the Territorial Risk Management Councils to evaluate and update the management plans risk and thereby reinforce the activities to monitor risk conditions and follow up on alerts issued by IDEAM and UNGRD.

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According to the latest report delivered by the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management, there are 10 the most affected departments in the last hours, due to the rainy season that the country is going through.

They are: Tolima, Antioquia, Cesar, Quindio , Cundinmarca, Boívar, Cauca, Norte de Santander, Caldas and Boyacá.

In the last few hours, Ideam issued an alert informing about the increase in Bogotá River in the last week due to heavy rains, causing an overflow of the tributary at the height of the village Bosatama corregimiento two in the municipality of Soacha, for which it is recommended to the community stay alert.