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UNDRO 86/0057
BOLIVIA - FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
09 JANUARY 1986

1. DUE TO HEAVY PERSISTANT RAINS LAST FEW DAYS, GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FIVE PROVINCES. PROVINCE OF COCHABAMBA IS WORST HIT.

2. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION INDICATES CASUALTIES AND HOMELESS FAMILIES. DAMAGE CAUSED TO CROPS, LIVESTOCK, ROADS AND RAILWAYS. GOVERNMENT NOW EVALUATING PROBABLE RELIEF NEEDS.

3. GOVERNMENT HAS SO FAR NOT REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148