Feb 21, 2011
Friends of the Earth International is extremely concerned about the disappearance of our colleague from Friends of the Earth Colombia. Below is a statement on the situation. We will be updating you shortly on how you can help.
We, Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean - a regional organization member of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of 76 member groups around the world - hereby express our deepest concern for the well-being of Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego, a young environmental activist who disappeared on February 17, near Puente del Comercio, in the exit towards Palmira, in Cali, Colombia.
We demand the Colombian authorities to take urgent measures to find our colleague as soon as possible, to protect her life and speed up her search. We are following this concerning and saddening incident closely within our federation.