Bolivia – Floods Affect Indigenous Communities in Cochabamba

The government in Bolivia reported on 20 February that heavy rain and flooding in eastern parts of Cochabamba Department, in particular Villa Tunari and Chimoré districts.

A total of around 700 families from indigenous communities, mostly Yuracarés and Yuquis, have been affected.

Senamhi reported several rivers in the area were at orange alert level or higher, including the Chapare, Isiboro and Ichilo.

Eslewhere in the department, heavy rain caused the Taquiña river to break its banks on 21 February, causing widespread damage in areas of Tiquipaya.

rio chapare bolivia, Image: Senamhi
rio isiboro bolivia. Image: Senamhi
rio ichilo bolivia. Image: Senamhi