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12 March 2007 - Floods in Bolivia displace families and disrupt children’s lives

Tape#: JN6976
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To escape floods, thousands of families from the Bolivian departments of Santa Cruz and Beni are living in tents by the roadside.

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Production date: 3 March 2007

Duration: 1:36

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Bolivia, floods, emergency, shelters

Main shooting locations: Municipality of Trinidad, Department of Beni, Bolivia

Main sequences: Much of Bolivia’s department of Beni lies under water. Since December, heavy rains have caused major rivers to overflow, destroying crops, drowning cattle and isolating communities. In the municipality of Trinidad, 40 per cent of flood victims are children living with their parents in provisional shelters set up in public schools or in tents. UNICEF and its partners are providing emergency aid. 

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