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22 May 2013 description

Appeal target (current): 503,659 Swiss francs

Appeal coverage: 51 per cent;

Appeal history:

 This Emergency Appeal was launched on 14 March 2012 for 503,659 Swiss francs to assist 2,000 families (10,000 beneficiaries) for 6 months.

 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): 116,138 Swiss francs were initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the Bolivian Red Cross (BRC) to respond.

18 Feb 2013 description

Key messages

• The Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, ECHO, has supported South America for the last two decades, providing funds to assist the people most affected by disasters in the region: earthquakes, floods, landslides, droughts, cold waves, volcanic eruptions and epidemics.

04 Jan 2013 description

Summary: The rainy season was difficult in Bolivia due to the La Niña weather phenomenon which led to serious floods in the country’s central Andean departments (Cochabamba, Oruro, and La Paz) and the Northern department of Pando. On 22 February 2012, the Bolivian government declared a State of National Emergency in these four departments due to the floods that affected 13,817 families and caused 13 deaths.

06 Dec 2012 description

La Paz, 5 dic (ABI).- El Viceministro de Defensa Civil, Oscar Cabrera, entregó el miércoles en el municipio de Pucarani 2 toneladas de semilla, como parte del proceso de recuperación agrícola que fue afectada por inundaciones y granizadas en el primer semestre de 2012.

30 Nov 2012 description

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was launched on 14 March 2012 for 503,659 CHF to assist 2,000 families (10,000 beneficiaries) for 6 months.

· Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): 116,138 Swiss francs were initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the Bolivian Red Cross (BRC) to respond.

· An operation update was published on 14 June 2012.

· With the current update, the operation timeframe of implementation will be extended until 15 December 2012.

31 Oct 2012 description


The wish of all children

I’ve just returned home from Haiti, where two years after the devastating earthquake that affected nearly three million people, life is starting to return to normal, thanks to the humanitarian assistance from numerous international organisations.

Every time I visit a country hit by catastrophe or conflict, I am especially moved by my encounters with children – children who have lost their parents, their homes, been injured or handicapped, or have otherwise been affected in lifechanging ways.

03 Oct 2012 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012


During the first half of 2012, the regional representation for the Andean countries (regional representation) has worked closely with the Bolivian Red Cross (BRC) to strengthen its capacities in disaster management, health and care, and organizational development. In line with Strategy 2020, the National Society continues to increase its capacities to better fulfil its mandate.

29 Aug 2012 description


Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be affected by flood related events in this reporting period. Floods in 11 countries affected more than 1.7 million people and killed 171. Brazil, Colombia and Peru had the highest number of affected people.

Authorities in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico activated contingency plans and intensified monitoring of volcanic activity in their countries.

Low temperatures affected Corrientes Province in Argentina and the Andean highlands in Peru. Local authorities are assisting affected people.

02 Jul 2012 description


  • COLOMBIA: Volcán Nevado del Ruiz retornó a su nivel de alerta Naranja.

  • ARGENTINA: Gobierno provincial de Corrientes decretó emergencia agropecuaria por heladas.

  • PARAGUAY: Se despliega un equipo UNDAC para dar apoyo en las evaluaciones ante las inundaciones.

02 Jul 2012 description


  • COLOMBIA: Volcano Nevado del Ruiz brief increase in activity.

  • ARGENTINA: Provincial Government of Corrientes issued an agricultural emergency due to cold weather.

  • PARAGUAY: An UNDAC team was deployed to support assessments in areas affected by floods.

02 Jul 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Franz Chávez

LA PAZ, Jun 29 2012 (IPS) - The effects of climate change are causing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in losses of crops, livestock and housing in Bolivia. But the few climate change adaptation and prevention policies adopted by the authorities are piecemeal and fragmented, experts say.

In the June 2011 to May 2012 agricultural season, 0.3 percent (21,000 hectares) of the country’s farmland suffered flooding, hail or drought, according to the Ministry of Rural Development’s contingency unit.

14 Jun 2012 description

Summary: In early 2012, Bolivia experienced a severe rainy season that affected almost 14,000 families and prompted the government to declare a State of National Emergency on 22 February.

25 May 2012 description
report Cruz Roja Boliviana

Producto de las intensas lluvias que en enero y febrero azotaron el valle central y bajo de Cochabamba, cientos de familias quedaron desprovistas de sus principales medios de subsistencia, manifestó el Presidente de Cruz Roja Boliviana Abel Peña y Lillo a tiempo de señalar que la institución ha programado para el sábado 26 de mayo –en Quillacolo, Cochabamba- un operativo de ayuda para 500 familias afectadas por las inundaciones.

23 May 2012 description

23/05/2012 - The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has just released €5 million to assist people affected by severe flooding in South America, particularly in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.

An estimated 1.2 million people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding throughout the region. Hundreds of thousands of farmers lost their crops, and many families have been forced to flee their homes due to the high water and landslides. Entire areas are still submerged under water.

22 May 2012 description

Since late January to date, heavy rains, floods, overflowing rivers, mudslides, hailstorms and snowfalls are affecting several countries of South America, most affected being Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil. The Pacific coast and the Andean highlands have suffered from exceptionally high levels of rain, while Amazonian plains are mainly flooded by water flowing from the Andes. To date, more than 1.2 million people are affected.

17 May 2012 description

14/Mayo 2012: En el marco del Plan Nacional de Contingencia por la presencia de inundaciones, desbordes y riadas debido al fenómeno “La Niña” 2011-2012, aprobado en Diciembre pasado, el Viceministerio de Defensa Civil en coordinación con representantes de Gobernaciones y Municipios afectados han desarrollado acciones de respuesta para la atención de más de 25 Mil familias con asistencia humanitaria y otras necesidades.

01 May 2012 description


  • REPUBLICA DOMINICANA: Evacuan a 11,150 personas en area norte del pais por inundaciones.

  • HAITI: Seis muertos y 10,000 afectados por las lluvias en Haiti

  • BOLIVIA: El fenomeno La Nina ha dejado unas 259,000 damnificados.

01 May 2012 description


  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Some 11,150 people evacuated in the north due to floods.

  • HAITI: Rains cause 6 deaths and affect 10,000 people.

  • BOLIVIA: La Nina affects more than 259,000 people.