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Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
According to the orange alert released, this week the rains began with greater rigor since Monday, January 1, 2018, from a moderate to strong intensity. In general, there is still no significant impact on agricultural activity, although it is not ruled out that floods and overflows affect the main…
On 24 January 2017, the The National Liaison Centre for the International Health Regulations of Brazil (RSI for its acronym in Portuguese), (RSI,) which is an extension of WHO, provided updated information to PAHO/WHO on the country's yellow fever situation; the information that was provided…
Colombia Strong rains caused flooding and landslides in Cali. According to a preliminary report of the emergency, 6 deaths due to a landslide in the neighborhood of the Siloe were reported on 1 December. (PAHO/WHO, 2 Dec 2016) As a result of the early January rains, about 11,125 people are…
Since November 2015, severe weather brought on by El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO,) including heavy rains, floods, flash floods and landslides significantly hit South America. In Venezuela, due to rains in July 2016, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in…
According to official contingency planning documents for El Niño 2015-2016, Bolivia's Civil Defense reported that 100,000 households (approx. 500,000 people) may be affected by excess rainfall and/or drought in 109 municipalities of the country (OCHA, 13 Oct 2015). As of 21 December 2015, a…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Between January and April 2015, 32,000 families were affected by heavy rains in Bolivia. As of 31 Mar 99 municipalities were affected in nine regions and four were declared under a state of emergency. 32 people were killed and approximately 19,000 hectares of crops were affected. The worst flooding…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Heavy seasonal rains starting in January 2014 triggered floods and landslides in several departments across Bolivia, affecting at least 21,000 families. The Government declared a national state of emergency on 27 Jan (Gov, 27 Jan 2014). By 20 Feb, 58,040 families in all of the country's nine…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
In August 2013, heavy snowfall hit five departments in Western Bolivia. Six people have been killed and almost 3,500 families have been affected. (UN CT, 30 Aug 2013) According to official estimates, the compounded effect of severe dry weather earlier in March to June followed by frost in July…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Between January and May 2013, many areas of Bolivia received insufficient amounts of rain. The drought severely affected the agricultural production, including 93,000 hectares of crops and almost 49,000 animals. More than 17,000 affected families were registered in 19 municipalities. On 19 Jun, the…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
In the second week of January 2013, the rainy season in Bolivia, which usually lasts from November through March, intensified, causing floods, hail storms, frosts, and overflowing rivers. Over 29,000 families have been affected in 88 municipalities in eight of the nine departments of the country…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Since October 2011 the incidence of dengue has increased very rapidly in all departments but Potosí and Oruro. Sixteen (16) deaths have so far been reported (PAHO, 15 Feb 2012). Useful Links Ministerio de Salud
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
From the second week of January 2012, the rainy season in Bolivia intensified significantly as result of the La Niña weather phenomenon. A month later, 121 municipalities across the country were affected by overflowed rivers, landslides, hailstorms and widespread flooding. Damages to the road…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The department of Potosí (south east border with Chile) has been declared a disaster area due to the cold front affecting the country. The snow has reached a height of 1.60 meter in some communities and is affecting about 6,000 people, plus 41,000 cattle's heads. (UN OCHA, 11 Jul 2011) Useful…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
At least 43 families were affected by the strong winds registered on September 19th, 2010, in the city of Cobija and surrounding towns, according to the governor of Pando, Luis Adolfo Flores. (Government of Bolivia, 21 September 2010)
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
On 18 August 2010, the government of Bolivia declared National Emergency due to the burning of 1,5 million hectares. The government asked for aid to Brazil and Argentina to get hydroplanes and extinguish the wild fire. (Government of Bolivia, 19 August 2010) Authorities from Brazil, Chile,…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
A polar cold front affected the Southern Cone countries in July 2010, causing a severe drop in temperatures in southern and eastern Bolivia, at times below zero, when the usual temperatures range around 20 degrees. (OCHA, 9 August 2010) The Government reported that drought, frost, and…
As of 8 March 2010, the countries of the Region reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%. (PAHO, 8 Mar 2010) At the beginning of 2011, several countries in South America were…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The normal rainy season in Bolivia, which began in September 2009, was exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon. Increased precipitation led to floods and mudslides which caused 26 deaths and affected 45,572 families. These heavy rains, flooding and mudslides, according to the Vice-Ministry of Civil…