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UN Rushing Help to Flood-Ravaged Bolivia

Earth News: Bolivia, S.A.
Photo: Rescue boat in Concepcion, northwest of La Paz, Bolivia

Jan 23, 2007
Voice of America
The United Nations is rushing food and other aid to 40,000 victims of severe floods and landslides in Bolivia.
U.N. experts say major rivers, including the Rio Grande and the Pilcomayo, have overflowed, creating a disaster in seven Bolivian regions. Officials are evacuating people in the path of danger in two other areas.
The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency. The floods and landslides have cut off major roads and isolated a number of rural communities.
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