CWS Hotline - Week of 20/12/99: Floods displace tens of thousands in Venezuela

It is estimated that more than 5,000 people have died and more than 150,000 have been left homeless from mudslides and flooding -- the worst natural disaster to hit Venezuela this century. CWS is helping to provide blankets and other supplies for people who have been relocated outside of the flood region, which is in and around the capital Caracas. CWS plans to help provide assistance within Caracas, as well, as soon as possible.