Bolivia

Bolivia: Floods Emergency Plan of Action Final Report Operation no. MDRBO009

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A. Situation Analysis

Description of the situation

Rainy season in Bolivia started between November and December 2013. Intensified rainfall occurred from January to March 2014. At the end of January, 22,766 families were affected in the country’s 9 departments. In response, the Plurinational State of Bolivia declared a "National Emergency" by Supreme Decree 1878 on January 27, stating that the government had sufficient resources to address the situation and would not request support from international organizations.

The floods later worsened, further impacting the departments of Beni and Pando in Bolivia's Amazon region, including the basins of the Beni, Mamore, Madera and Itenez rivers; the department of Beni was the most affected