The U.S. Embassy stands with Colombia following the terrible disaster and loss of life in Mocoa. We are supporting the efforts of CNP aviacion helicopters which are providing essential services in the rescue response effort. The U.S. government stands ready to continue to support Colombia at this difficult moment and is looking for additional ways to help.
This human tragedy has demonstrated again to the world the strength and spirit of the Colombian people – in the fortitude and commitment of the people of Mocoa and Putumayo; in the national response to the needs of those affected; and in the heroism and dedication of Colombia’s civilian, military, and police responders.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them as well as the victims and their families.