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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.