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Bolivians struggle to cope after flooding

As aid reaches some areas, residents in the indigenous reserve of Tipnis are still waiting for help.

Last updated: 05 Mar 2014 08:36
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Tens of thousands of Bolivians are struggling to cope after weeks of heavy rain and bad weather.

The floods killed dozens of people last month and authorities declared a state of emergency in response to the crisis. 

In the northeastern department of Beni, navy and army officials came together as they prepared to reach isolated communities cut-off by the floods.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.

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