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Bolivia: Wild Fires - Aug 2019

Disaster types
Wild Fire

According to the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), as of 30 August, the ongoing forest fires in the eastern Bolivia department of Santa Cruz have affected 521,000 hectares of forest and 726,000 hectares of grassland, which in turn have affected 73 communities across 15 municipalities. There 1,917 affected families across 18 Santa Cruz municipalities. President Evo Morales announced on 25 August that Bolivia would welcome voluntary international assistance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been briefed on the various offers of support that have come in from abroad. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2019)