Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Russia sends 25 tons of aid to flood-struck Colombia

Colombia news - russia floods

Russia sent 25 tons of humanitarian aid to Colombia, where floods have devastated large parts of the country.

According to Russian news agency Ria Novosti, Russia sent a plane with 50 tents, 2,000 blankets, two mobile power stations and 500 kilograms of medical supplies.

Colombian Interior and Justice Ministry confirmed the arrival of the aid. Since April, 301 Colombians have died in floods and landslides caused by the excessive rains and more than 2.2 million people have been affected by the weather.