Colombian Interior Minister Alicia Arango Olmos failed to attend the CSIVI meeting called to address the deteriorating security situation for former combatants.
On 28 July 2020, called a meeting of the Commission for the Follow-up, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation of the Final Agreement (CSIVI) to address the lack of implementation of adequate security guarantees, as agreed in the Peace Accord. The former combatants of the FARC have seen an increase in killings during the COVID 19 pandemic currently over 200 former combatants have been killed, 48 attempted killings and 15 disappearances, in addition to attacks and killings of their family members.
The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) Verification Mission to Colombia reported that the attacks against former FARC-EP members had persisted during the pandemic (COVID 19). The Mission had verified 31 former combatants killed between January and 26 June 2020 (including 2 women).
Since the signing of the Peace Accord, 44 relatives of former FARC-EP members have been killed. On 6 June, two relatives of former combatants were killed, one only 15 years old, along with a bus driver.
The UNSC Mission of Verification also reported that former combatants have had to abandoned some of the former territorial areas for training and reintegration as a result of deteriorating security conditions and threats from illegal armed groups, including against local communities.
However, the Colombian Interior Minister, Alicia Arango Olmos, failed to attend the CSIVI meeting called to address the deteriorating security situation for former combatants. The FARC therefore suspended the meeting, seeking a future date to reconvene.
According to a Public Statement issued by the former FARC representatives on the CSIVI Minister Arango Olmos has missed seven of the eight meetings the CSIVI has held.