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20 Dec 1999 description

A special fund has been set up by Partners of the Americas to help the people of Venezuela to recover from the worst natural disaster in more than 50 years. For the last two weeks the heaviest rainfall in one hundred years has been falling on Caracas and the northern states, where more than 75% of the country's population lives.

20 Dec 1999 description

Partners of the Americas' (Partners) volunteers in Venezuela and Tennessee are responding to the short- and long-term needs of victims of the mudslides that hit Caracas and surrounding states on December, 1999. As a people-to-people organization which has been involved in development activities in Venezuela for over three decades, Partners is now focusing on the emergency needs of Venezuelans with an eye toward developing longer-term strategies to rebuild communities.