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Comptroller's Office Flags Non-Compliance: Insufficient Resources for Fundamental Rights of Wayúu Children

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María Alejandra Trujillo
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 Comptroller's Office Flags Non-Compliance: Insufficient Resources for Fundamental Rights of Wayúu Children

The Comptroller's Office conducted a follow-up to verify whether the provisions of Constitutional Court Sentence T-302 of 2017 had been complied with. This judiciary decision established measures regarding the fundamental rights to food, health, clean water, and the participation of Wayúu children.

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Among the findings highlighted by the entity are the absence of specific allocation of resources for addressing the requirements of the sentence. Additionally, there was a lack of coordination among entities. An example of this is the situation concerning the care of Wayúu children.

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Concerning Findings

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The report, a result of the Comptroller's rigorous follow-up, reveals a worrying trend of child malnutrition going undetected. Of the 265 child deaths reported by the Ministry of Health between 2019 and 2022, a distressing 95 children were part of programs under the ICBF (Colombian Institute for Family Welfare). These children's state of malnutrition was not identified in time, leading to preventable deaths. Furthermore, the information pertaining to children identified as malnourished is not being shared with EPS (Health Promoting Entities) and the Ministry of Health, exacerbating the issue.

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The controlling body's audit further disclosed 21 fiscal findings amounting to 12.088 million pesos and 72 disciplinary findings. This lack of financial transparency and accountability are indicative of a system struggling to fulfill its mandate. The report also pointed to a rise in malnutrition cases and a failure to comply with the School Feeding Program (Programa de Alimentación Escolar – PAE), further compromising the well-being of Wayúu children.

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Call for Better Coordination

In light of these findings, the Comptroller's has emphasized the urgent need for better coordination and information sharing among relevant entities. Only through concerted efforts can the Wayúu children's rights be upheld and their health safeguarded. The report serves as a stark reminder that the full compliance with the T-302 of 2017 Constitutional Court ruling remains a far-reaching goal, with grave implications for the children of Wayúu.

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