The Colombian government has designated $30.24 million to confront emergencies caused by the current rainy season.
During an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers, Monday, it was decided that $18.25 million would be available to attend to emergencies and disasters caused by the rains.
The remaining $11.99 million will be for humanitarian assistance for the victims, such as machinery, fuel, and housing subsidies.
The rainy season has left 101 people dead and affected 328,322 people in 358 municipalities across the country.
The head of Colombia’s Risk Management Department, Carlos Ivan Marquez said the country has a system to attend to every eventuality.
Members of the Red Cross, the Civil Defense, firefighters, the Armed Forces, the police and regional emergency committees totalling 500,000 are part of this system.
In the same meeting Transport Minister German Cardona referred to the roadblock on the route between Buenaventura, Colombia’s most important Pacific port, and the rest of the country.
The road was completely blocked by a landslide which caused an accident on a bus of 19 passengers, nine of whom died.