Bolivia

Bolivia: Families in La Paz left homeless after landslides

Hills around the city of La Paz have collapsed in landslides, destroying the homes of more than 150 families, after being weakened by days of heavy rains.
Around 125 families are living in temporary shelters, while 19 were relocated to El Alto city, after landslides in Cotahuma and Llojeta swept away homes and destroyed their belongings.

World Vision's Rapid Response Team in Bolivia attended the needs of 88 of the affected families.

Working with a group of volunteers from Per Suma, and coordinating actions with the municipal government, the UNDP and WFP, the team distributed aid kits to the families. The kits included sweaters, scarves, t-shirts, caps, socks, pullovers, jackets, toothbrushes, soaps, blouses, sweaters, skirts, sports trousers, dresses, children's clothes, and others items provided by WV USA and WV Canada.