Bolivia: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2011

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In early 2011, intense rainfall in Bolivia in early 2011 caused widespread floods and a large-scale landslide in the city of La Paz. The weather disruption, under the effects of La Niña phenomena, affected 78 municipalities in 9 departments, particularly in the departments of Reyes, Beni and La Paz. As the number of affected families increased, the Bolivian government declared a state of emergency on 23 February 2011. The final figures of affectation provided by the Vice-ministry of Civil Defence (Vice-Ministerio de Defensa CivilVIDECI) in April 2011 indicated that 17,765 families were affected across the country. (IFRC, 26 April 2012)

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