The “Niña” effects are growing in Bolivia, the latest estimates state that more than 41,000 families have been affected by the phenomena, a quarter of these in Cochabamba alone. There are 50 dead persons reported. In Cochabamba estimates talk about 10.5000 families in 30 municipalities and 14 people reported dead.
People all over the country are fighting alone to save their belongings and to remove the mud which has invaded their homes, help is totally insufficient. People push the mud out of their homes by any means they have, while many houses now shelter several families.
Losses in the milk industry in Cochabamba are very large, animals, crops and grasslands have been lost to the floods. This will have a heavy impact on the prices to the consumers in the coming months. Most main roads are in very bad shape difficulting the normal transport of any product.
In the tropical provinces of Cochabamba around 70% of all the familias have been affected by the floods. In the lower valleys of Cochabamba around 300 families are affected.
In Santa Cruz around 11000 families have been affeted, more than 60000 persons. In the Guarayos province there are around 20 small towns which have suffered due to floods and heavy rains.
In the department of Beni there are approximately 10000 families affected by floods which have had to move to higher grounds. The capital city of Trinidad has had most of the town evacuated since new floods are expected when the water from the rivers of other departments starts to arrive to the zone.