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15 Feb 2000 description
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Situation: The powerful floods and mudslides that hit Venezuela's northern coastline in mid-December, killing more than 30,000 people and injuring thousands, continue to wreak havoc on the nation. The flooding destroyed sewage pipes and water treatment plants along hundreds of miles of coastline, causing dangerous levels of sewage pollution. Venezuelan authorities warn that contaminated water supplies pose a serious threat to the coastal population, an estimated 200,000 of which are now homeless. Continued heavy rains have produced further damage and thwarted relief efforts.

19 Jan 2000 description
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Response: AmeriCares responded immediately to the devastating crisis in Venezuela. In a series of three airlifts within one week, AmeriCares delivered roughly 130,000 pounds of medical relief supplies. AmeriCares' first relief airlift, which included approximately 40,000 pounds of essential medicines, antibiotics, nutritional supplements and other relief materials, departed Fort Lauderdale International Airport December 22, arriving in Caracas later that day.

06 Jan 2000 description
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Response: AmeriCares responded immediately to the devastating crisis in Venezuela. In a series of three airlifts within one week, AmeriCares delivered roughly 130,000 pounds of medical relief supplies. AmeriCares' first relief airlift, which included approximately 40,000 pounds of essential medicines, antibiotics, nutritional supplements and other relief materials, departed Fort Lauderdale International Airport December 22, arriving in Caracas later that day.

06 Jan 2000 description
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Situation: Weeks after flash floods and mudslides swept the Caribbean coast of Venezuela, officials fear another disaster. Heavy rains continue to pound the flood-ravaged nation. With meteorologists forecasting up to a month of further rains, Venezuelan authorities have ordered hundreds of flood survivors in settlements of Caracas to evacuate their hillside homes.

27 Dec 1999 description
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Situation: As many as 30,000 people were killed by mudslides and flash floods that swept the Caribbean coast of Venezuela December 17. An estimated 400,000 are homeless after entire towns were blanketed with tons of mud and boulders. Worst hit was the coastal strip of Vargas state, an industrial and tourist area with a population of approximately 350,000. Officials estimate that damages will reach into the billions. The disaster, whose death toll exceeds that of Hurricane Mitch, is the worst-ever to hit Venezuela.

20 Dec 1999 description
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En respuesta a la devastación causada por los derrumbes en Venequela, AmeriCares estavá de enviando por via Aerea un Cargamento suplementos de ayuda a la región. Medicinas esenciales, suplementos de nutrición, cobijas, y otros suplementos de relevo, Serán algunos de los materiales en el cargamento aéreo que estavá listo para salir en Diciembre 21. Expertos de AmeriCares en Ayuda de Desastre están evaluando la necesidad adicional de ayuda humanitana en Caracas y Vargas; como tambien en sus alrededores, los cuales, son las aveas de mayor emergencia.