Monday, January 4, 2010

Emergency Relief Ready

The head of Civil Defense for Bolivia announced in a press conference that his agency stands ready to respond to floods with 98 trucks loaded with food and fresh water supplies for the victims. Bolivia has numerous flood
and drought prone regions such as Beni, Pando, the Chaco, and parts of the Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba and Sucre states. Civil Defense assured that despite a very tight budget and few resources, they stood ready to respond to natural disasters. Bolivia is party to conventions that allow it emergency lines of credit with the World Bank and the Andean Development Corporation in the case of natural disasters.

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