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IR-EMOP - Emergency response to flood-affected families in Northern Santa Cruz

Countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) | Operations ID: 200902 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

This Operation expired in September 2015

In July 2015, the National Meteorology Service registered 294 mm of rainfall in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, almost five times greater than the monthly historical mean of 61 mm. This extraordinary precipitation in the middle of the dry season caused the overflow of the Piraí and Chane rivers and their tributaries, destroying vast cropping areas, roads and bridges.

According to the assessment of the Ministry of Rural Development and Land (MDRyT), floods and flash floods destroyed almost 60,000 hectares of crops, affecting the main livelihood of 33,000 people. Food was identified as one of the main needs.

WFP will assist a total of 15,000 beneficiaries in five municipalities of the Santa Cruz department: Santa Rosa del Sara (4,000), San Julian (3,000), San Pedro (3,000), Fernandez Alonso (2,500) and Minero (2,500).