Bolivia: Snowstorms - Jul 2002
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Baltimore, June 9, 2003 - Last year, long bouts of harsh weather at high altitudes in southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia took a heavy toll on herds and grazing areas. At mid-year there were high winds, hailstorms and unseasonable cold, plus up to three feet of snow in the highest pasturelands; late in the year came heavy rains and landslides at lower altitudes and more heavy snows and ice storms higher up. Thousands of already impoverished farm families in both countries were hit hard, so Lutheran World Relief and two local partner organizations active in the area mounted a response.
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Appeal No. 01.22/2002;
Appeal target: CHF 4,619,036;
Total Appeal Target : US$ 700,000
WV BOLIVIA donates $US 1.000.000 to
Bolivia's health ministry for coordinated health and emergency relief programs.
By Soraya Lujan and Andrés Vera
Geneva, 5 November 2002 - In July, temperatures in the southern Andean region of Peru and the southern high plains of Bolivia dropped below normal temperatures to -20 =B0C and colder. This severe weather was the result of atmospheric disturbances from the Antarctic which caused freezing temperatures followed by intense snow-, hail- and rainstorms accompanied by strong winds. The accumulation of snow reached above one meter in many areas.
Appeal Target: US$ 109,893
It's winter in the southern hemisphere, and parts of Peru and Bolivia are buried under as much as three feet of snow, creating an emergency to which Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is responding with its local partners.
This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea
(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho,
(3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Somalia, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Tanzania
(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola,(3) Namibia
(D) Eastern Europe region: (1) North Caucasus
(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran
(F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Bolivia, (2) Colombia, (3) Venezuela
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 16 Aug 2002
Appeal Target: CHF 4,619,036
Period covered: 1 April - 30 June 2002; last Programme Update (No. 1) issued 21 May 2002
The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 47.2%
Related Appeals: 01.18/2002: Pan American Disaster Response Unit
Outstanding needs: 2,439,777
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocated: CHF 80, 000
Low-income, rural populations in Peru and Bolivia are struggling to survive a cold front that has put parts of South America under a deadly freeze. With temperatures in some places plunging to a decade-long record of negative 4 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 20 degrees Celsius), frigid conditions have been blamed for 59 deaths in Peru and five in Bolivia. Hundreds of others are suffering from hypothermia, pneumonia and frostbite.
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Below freezing temperatures and snowstorms in Bolivia and Peru have affected more than 2,300 families, particularly in the Bolivian Department of Potosi. Five people have died from the extreme cold and hundreds are being treated for hypothermia, frostbite and respiratory problems. More than 40 percent of livestock, the region's primary food and income source, have been killed and staple grain crops have also been destroyed.
This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Overview for Southern Africa Region, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Sudan, (10) Somalia
(B) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (2) Bangladesh
(C) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus
(D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia
(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan
(F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia (2) Sierra Leone
Appeal Target: US$ 207,036
Geneva, 2 August 2002
27 seven hours travel from La Paz were spent to reach the Santa Isabel village, one of the first communities in South Lipez, where a recently snow storm occurred leaving as a result two dead girls and one with her feet frozen, probably she'll loose them, her name is Santa Apolonia.