Suriname

Monitoring Emergencies: Suriname- 02/27/2017: Floods affecting communities

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After heavy rains in Eastern and South Suriname the following communities have been affected: South (Tepu, Kwama) – Upper Marowijne; Boven Suriname-around Brokopondo Lake (Atjoni), Lawa Tapanahony. Approximately 6,000-8,000 people are displaced and/or vulnerable, including migrants. It is reported that a health clinic has been affected by the flooding. The flood waters may have affected water supply and other public infrastructure, which has caused community members from Marowijne to seek shelter in French Guyana. (OS: PAHO SURINAME)