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Nearly two million families affected by Colombia’s rainy season

February 9, 2011




Nearly two million families have been left homeless or severely affected by the winter rains in Colombia. Habitat for Humanity Colombia invites you to help.

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (February 9, 2011) – Literally up to their necks in water, nearly two million Colombian families have been left homeless or severely affected by heavy rains throughout the last months of 2010 and the start of 2011.

Barranquilla, Santander, Cundinamarca, Antioquia are the areas that have most suffered the effects of flooding and landslides caused by the severity of the country’s most recent rainy season. While a significant amount of aid has reached the area to meet the immediate needs of these families, what happens after the water has gone down, and the media has stopped covering the issue? Many Colombians are asking themselves, where and how will these families rebuild their lives?

Habitat for Humanity Colombia would like to invite you to participate in a campaign to unite forces in helping these families in need.

“Now is the moment to act, to get involved with the cause and to help these families,” says Paola Mora, Coordinator of Human Resources and Communications for Habitat Colombia.

How to help:

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