Bolivia faces intense drought. According to Bolivia’s National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology, 70% of the highlands and valleys as well as the Chaco region of the country are facing precipitation shortages. Already 7,000 families have been affected by the lack of water, with a state of national emergency being declared in response to the drought conditions.
Water Minister René Orellana has ordered US$2million for drilling of new wells and aiding the Tarija, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz regions, along with immediate emergency assistance for the affected people of the Chaco region. Minister Orellana and Bolivia we are thankful for your quick actions to ease the nation’s water crisis. We pray for the natural blessing of rain and that future droughts will be minimized through humanity’s more caring stewardship of our precious planet.