Flooding in Bolivia

Thousands of families were left homeless after heavy flooding destroyed homes and livelihoods in Bolivia in 2018.

In February 2018, thousands of families were left homeless after severe flooding in some areas of Bolivia.

At least six people died after heavy rain caused severe flooding and landslides.

A month’s worth of rain fell in the space of 24 hours, forcing families to flee their homes and seek shelter in community centres or with host communities.

Watch the video from Colin, a ShelterBox Response Team member, to find out how severe the situation was for families affected the most.

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