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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies: Latin America & The Caribbean - Year 2, Issue 95

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COLOMBIA: Bolivian Government has released USD 712,250 to assist 12,600 families affected by floods in the country.

BOLIVIA: The latest report from the Ministry of Health launched on February 27, indicated that 33.735 suspected cases of dengue have been registered in the country.

FLOODS

COLOMBIA: Government declared disaster zone in the municipality of Tumaco in Nariño, after the overflow of the Mira and Telembí rivers. Official reports indicated that so far 12 people have died, 22 are missing and approximately 32,000 have been affected. More than 20,000 hectares of land have also been affected. The European Commission, through ECHO donated USD 201,460 to support WFP food distribution programs in the affected communities. The IFRC, through the Colombian Red Cross, have distributed first need goods and released Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) for approximately USD 150,000. USG, John Holmes, announced last week a USD 5 million aid from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) for the victims and displaced of the floods and violence. Source: OCHA

BOLIVIA: Bolivian Government has released USD 712,250 to assist some 12,600 families affected by floods. The relief goods distribution will start this week in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. The communities of Rurrenabaque and Puerto Cavinas were the most affected this weekend, after the flooding caused by the overflow of the Beni River in the department of Beni. Soure: El Deber

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