News release

2 July 2007

As the magnitude of the heavy rains and raging floods in Bolivia becomes apparent, WFP has tripled the number of flood-affected people it is assisting to 41,200, and the number is expected to rise to more than 60,000 by the weekend.

22 February 2007

WFP will increase the number of flood-stricken families being assisted with food aid, adding 4,000 families now desperate after floods washed away their crops and household belongings.

2 August 2006

WFP is to provide almost 500,000 thousand dollars for 617 metric tons of emergency food relief to 10,000 families affected by record rainfall and severe floods in Bolivia, which have killed 13 people and left tens of thousands of families homeless.

23 September 2004

La Paz, Bolivia Some 55,000 people are being severely affected by a prolonged drought in El Chaco region with serious damages to crops, affecting drinking water availability and the health situation in the region, one of the driest areas of the country comprising 16 municipalities in the Departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija.