Colombia drought threatens indigenous group

Harsh weather claims the lives of hundreds of Wayuu people in an area which has barely seen a drop of rain.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2014 12:12
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Colombia is in the grip of a severe drought that is threatening the existence of one of the country's indigenous groups.

The Wayuu people live in one of the worst-affected regions, which has barely seen a drop of rain for two years.

The harsh weather in Northern Guajira has claimed hundreds of lives, including children.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Guajira.


Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.