Colombia’s national indigenous organization said Saturday that 122 members of indigenous peoples have been murdered and ten disappeared in 2010.
According to a report by the organization given to french press agency AFP, “the situation of the indigenous peoples is worsening every year.”
The ONIC said that in 2009, the organization counted 94 homicides. Among the 2010 murder victims are five chidlren, and 17 women, said the organization.
The report said that 1,146 members of indigenous communities around the country were forcefully displaced throughout the year.
According to the ONIC, most violence against indigenous is caused by state agents, followed by left-wing guerrillas and right-wing neo-paramilitary groups.
The report said that in the second half of the year violence committed against indigenous groups by state agents decreased.
Between 2002 and 2009, 1,400 indigenous were murdered in the margin of the violent conflict between the state, guerrillas and (neo-)paramilitaries.