- Brief description of the emergency and impact
Since 22nd May, the Colombian north - east department of Arauca has experienced heavy rains creating emergency situations due to the floods caused by overflown rivers .
It's been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding in more than 100 years and leaving a trail of destruction across Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 70 people lost their lives, while hundreds of thousands of survivors had to evacuate as family homes and farms, roads, and utilities were damaged or destroyed. Relentless summer and fall rains renewed flooding, which slowed recovery and threatened to keep many families from having warm and dry shelter in time for winter.
• Exactly a month ago, at 11:41 am local time on April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Tremors were felt across northern India and neighboring Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Appeal Target: US$ 10,320,781 Balance Requested: US$ 10,320,781
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact