In the wake of an appeal by the President of Bolivia for international assistance, UN agencies are stepping up aid to people in the country devastated by flooding, hail and freeze which have affected 200,000 and killed more than 20. The country remains under a National State of Emergency declared on January 18. Many whose homes were destroyed remain in temporary shelters, mostly schools that themselves are flooded and contaminated as a result, according to OCHA. (UN News)

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