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Flood in Bolivia

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Type of Event:
Flood, Landslide
Location of Event:
Bolivia
Date of Charter Activation:
12 February 2014
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management:
Remote Sensing Society of Bolivia (SELPER)

Description of the event

Torrential rain in Bolivia has caused flooding responsible for the death of almost 40 people since the end of January. It is estimated that as many as 50,000 people have been affected.

The departments of La Paz, Beni and Pando in the central and northern areas of the country have been particularly affected by the flooding in addition to landslides causing further destruction.

21,000 people have been evacuated following the loss of their homes and an estimated 6000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.

Flooding in Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: RISAT-1
Acquired: 18/03/2014

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO/NRSC (2014) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flooding in Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Flooding in Riberalta, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT