Hidroituango Dam River Cauca Flood

Hidroituango dam flooding forces thousands to evacuate

"Please immediately withdraw from the Cauca riverbed and its shores. In the following minutes the water flow will increase, downstream of the dam. People...

How you can help vulnerable Bogotanos during the quarantine

As Bogotá shuts down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many who were already living day to day are struggling to find food or put a roof over their heads. How can you help?

Marcha por la Vida: Pro-Life NGO organises national protests against abortion

This Saturday, May 5, 42 cities across Colombia will take part in a march organised by the NGO Unidos por la Vida, in protest...
La Guajira Colombia, desalination

Desalination: well worth its salt

With La Guajira hit by severe droughts, Simon West visits a community that is harnessing the sun and the sea to provide water desalination...
La Familia Ayara, Don Popo, Rap Bogotá

La Familia Ayara: Voices of the barrios

‘People living in violence and oppression aren’t used to expressing their opinions, but rap debate can let them, and it seems less offensive because it’s art’, says Don Popo, founder of La Familia Ayara. Phoebe Hopson finds out more about the innovative organisation that is empowering people through rap.
Young boy holds up a water bottle with his new prosthetic arm

A Q&A with Adam Armfield, founder of e-NABLE Medellin: Reducing the...

A young boy holds up a water bottle with his new prosthetic arm (Photo courtesy of e-NABLE Medellin)

Coronavirus lockdown: Some hope for those on the breadline

The COVID-19 lockdown has brought – or exacerbated – the hardships felt by many on a daily basis. Here’s how two local restaurants are providing lunches for homeless people.

Co-School: Reimagining education

An imaginative approach to education mixes kids from different backgrounds and encourages them to work on their social and emotional skills as much as academic ones.
Deforestation Amazon Colombia

Colombian supreme court issues ground-breaking ruling on Amazonian deforestation

Colombian Supreme Court judges rule the urgent necessity for government measures to protect the Amazon from deforestation which, according to recent statistics, increased by...

Medellín expats, charity groups in fight against ‘hunger pandemic’

Each passing day of mandated quarantine is another without income for scores of informal workers and their...