Photo Essay of Recent Flooding in Bolivia

by Agua Yaku
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)





23 Feb. 2014 - Bolivia has received three times the normal amount of rain this year, resulting in extreme flooding in the eastern lowland departments of Santa Cruz, Beni, Cochabamba, and Pando. 60,000 families are homeless, 55 people have drowned, 50,000 head of livestock have perished. Pictures speak a 1000 words, so below you will find recent media images that put a “human face” on this tragedy. Affected families are in desperate need of food, clothes, a dry place to sleep, and clean water to drink. Wells, public water systems, and all formerly clean sources of drinking water have been contaminated by all the stagnant water and dying livestock. See all photos…


Source: www.aguayaku.org

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Feb 24, 2014
Donations for Bolivia Flooding through Agua Yaku
by: Daniel Beams

You can make online donations through U.S. based site at:

https://my.efca.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=359&des=Agua%20Yaku-0083

or through a Canadian based site at:

https://give.efccm.ca/efcc-donate

once on this page, pull up "other" in the designation drop-down menu and then type in Agua Yaku in the available box.

Also, please send me an email (beamsclan@gmail.com) telling me about the donation so I can go ahead and get the filters out to the flood victims.

I believe you can make a donation on either site with a VISA credit card from other internaional banks. I just had someone make a donation from New Zealand. If it doesn't work, you could make a paypal.com payment to my email address (beamsclan@yahoo.com). I assure you however the donations are made, we will get the filters out to the flooded areas as soon a possible. Thanks, Daniel Beams, Agua Yaku director

Feb 24, 2014
Help for flood victims
by: Anonymous

What can people in the UK do to help? Is there a charity handling donations or collecting clothes etc to send to the affected areas?

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