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Humanitarian assistance from Colombia is with you: a million families arrived in the Yukpa community in Cesar.

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28 Apr 2020

The Colombia is with you campaign: one million families, led by the Ministry of the Interior, which aims to deliver a million markets to the vulnerable population targeted by the entity during mandatory preventive isolation, reached the Yukpa People in Cesar.


“We are and will be present with the delivery of markets in the places where indigenous communities need it most. We are being as rigorous as possible to comply. Of that do not have the greatest doubt, we are going to comply,” said the Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango Olmos.


With decent markets, the campaign is benefiting vulnerable families in indigenous, black, palenqueras, Afros, Rom, Raizales, religious, LGBTI communities, social leaders, human rights defenders and members of community action boards. Each market has basic products from the family basket such as brown sugar, beans, vegetable oil in plastic containers, whole milk powder, lentils, cornmeal, panela, tuna, rice, salt, coffee, chocolate, fortified wheat flour and pasta, spaghetti type.


'Colombia Is With You: One Million Families' will continue to reach the 32 departments of the country, during the mandatory preventive isolation decreed in the health emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and has the support of the Ministry of Defense, the National Unit of Disaster Risk Management, Colombia Compra Eficiente, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Military Forces and the Colombian National Fire Department.


During the campaign, markets have been delivered in Cundinamarca, La Guajira, Chocó, Nariño, San Andrés, Norte de Santander, Amazonas, Cauca, Bogotá D.C., Valle del Cauca and Sucre.


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