The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in the departments of La
On 20 December 2013, Bolivia watched its first telecommunications satellite head into space.
The director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana, has confirmed that the Chinese-funded communications satellite Tupac Katari will be launched into space on 20 December 2013.
In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body.
Fires burned throughout Bolivia in early September 2011.
In Pando Department, 43 families were affected by violent winds that damaged their homes.
Severe floods were reported over Cochabamba, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Oruro and Tarija . At least 9,000 families have been evacuated from their homes.
Heavy rains reported nationwide and attributed to the El Ni?o phenomenon has caused major floods in 6 departments: Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, La Paz, Pando and Beni.
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