Bolivia: Floods Emergency appeal final report (MDRBO007)

Situation Report
Originally published


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.

 The Operation Update no. 2 issued on 30 November 2012 extended the timeframe of implementation until 15 December 2012.

Summary: In early January 2012, Bolivia experienced an intense rainy season that triggered severe floods affecting the departments of Cochabamba, Pando, Oruro and La Paz. The disaster affected 13,817 families and caused 13 deaths. The Bolivian Red Cross launched an operation that reached 1,900 families with food parcels and hygiene kits, and up to 1,000 families with mosquito nets, jerry cans and chlorine for household water treatment. The cleaning campaigns in schools in the target areas benefitted some 6,750 children. This final report details the actions of the National Society during this operation.