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23 Feb 1998 description
report CARE

Emergency Project Will Provide
Medicine and Other Urgently Needed Material

February 23, 1998 -- Today, CARE announced an emergency project to help counteract the devastating effects of El Niño on certain highland communities in Bolivia. Torrential rains have battered communities living along the Tipuani River near Bolivia's border with Peru, and a cholera epidemic threatens to engulf the area as a result.

20 Feb 1998 description
report CARE

Central America:

The effects of El Niño thus far in Central America have been confined mainly to lower than normal rainfall.

12 Feb 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs


DISASTER APPEAL:
EL Niño /LATIN AMERICA
Disaster Bulletin No. #976715 for $54,000
Signed by the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, CWS Executive Director


Feb. 12, 1998


SUMMARY: Acting on behalf of three local partners with long associations with Church World Service, CWS is appealing for $54,000 to assist relief efforts in the wake of crippling weather caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon.

01 Jul 1997 description
report Oxfam

June 1997



The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current
emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears
monthly.

Bolivia / Brazil
06 Mar 1997 description

(Excerpt)
Heavy rains over the mountains of central Bolivia in January have caused mudslides and flooding over more than one million square kilometres, affecting eight of the country's nine provinces. More than 100,000 people have seen their houses damaged or destroyed, their crops lost and their livestock killed. All branches of the Bolivian Red Cross have been assisting victims, as part of Bolivia's national response to the disastrous floods, providing first aid and organizing campaigns to collect food and clothes.

27 Feb 1997 description

(1:02pm AEDT)

More than 60-thousand people in Bolivia and Peru have been left homeless following nine days of torrential downpours, which have also destroyed thousands of hectares of crops.

Greg Watters reports:

The central Andean countries have been lashed by wild storms for more than a week which have destroyed homes and crops in jungle, coastal and mountainous regions. In the southern Bolivian city of Cochabamba 14-thousand people are homeless and medical authorities have reported outbreaks of Malaria and Yellow Fever.

09 Jun 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0193
BOLIVIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

22 Mar 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0081
BOLIVIA - LANDSLIDES/FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1

10 Dec 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0805
BOLIVIA - MUDSLIDE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
10 DECEMBER 1992

1. AT 04.30 A.M. (LOCAL TIME) ON 8 DECEMBER 1992, AFTER TORRENTIAL RAINS, MUDSLIDE BURIED MINING CAMP LLIPI OF OVER 1,000 PEOPLE LOCATED IN LARECAJA PROVINCE, 285 KM NORTH OF LA PAZ (A 14 HOUR CAR RIDE FROM LA PAZ IN NORMAL CONDITIONS). DHA-UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT RESCUE OPERATIONS STARTED ON SAME DAY BUT MADE DIFFICULT BY POOR ACCESS ROADS DAMAGED BY RAINS. MAIN IMMEDIATE PROBLEM WAS EVACUATION OF INJURED TO NEAREST MEDICAL CENTRE THREE HOURS AWAY BY ROAD.

12 Mar 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0225
BOLIVIA - FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 MARCH 1992

1. REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED OF SEVERE FLOODING IN NORTHERN BOLIVIA, COVERING A WIDE AREA. A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BENI, WHERE RIVERS OVERFLOWED, FLOODING AN ESTIMATED 100,000 SQUARE KILOMETERS OF PASTURE, KILLING LIVESTOCK AND LEAVING THOUSANDS HOMELESS. THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF WATER-BORNE DISEASES, SUCH AS CHOLERA, IS HIGH.

09 Jan 1986 description


UNDRO 86/0057
BOLIVIA - FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
09 JANUARY 1986

1. DUE TO HEAVY PERSISTANT RAINS LAST FEW DAYS, GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FIVE PROVINCES. PROVINCE OF COCHABAMBA IS WORST HIT.

2. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION INDICATES CASUALTIES AND HOMELESS FAMILIES. DAMAGE CAUSED TO CROPS, LIVESTOCK, ROADS AND RAILWAYS. GOVERNMENT NOW EVALUATING PROBABLE RELIEF NEEDS.

3. GOVERNMENT HAS SO FAR NOT REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148