Emergency Response to the Bolivia Flood Disaster

by CARE Vetted since 2009


Multiple natural disasters have hit the poorest and most vulnerable areas of Bolivia, which is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America.

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Flooding, hail, snow and heavy frosts during the first three months of 2006 created a humanitarian emergency in eight of Bolivia’s nine departments. The impact on the country has been severe: more than 220,000 people have been affected in some way. Families have been displaced, homes, crops, animals and infrastructure lost, and thousands of people now find themselves in a critical situation with regard to basic humanitarian conditions, food and livelihood security.


CARE will provide assistance to approximately 7,400 people by providing adequate shelter, safe water, food and sanitation, household items, and livelihood security. CARE will also provide technical advice and assistance to local authorities.

Long-Term Impact

The goal is to enable families to return to their communities, and identify longer-term solutions for shelter and economic recovery as quickly as possible. Significant effort will be required to rehabilitate land, crops, and infrastructure.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information


Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.care.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CARE
Project Leader:
Susan Davis
Atlanta, GA United States

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Thanks to 6 donors like you, a total of $415 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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