More than two million Colombians were displaced by the 2010-11 rainy season, affecting every region in the country, announced statistics agency DANE.
According to a DANE report which examined the affects of the flood, 2,350,207 people were left homeless by the floods and another 869,032 people were affected. The report also estimates that 647,017 houses were destroyed and another 232,525 damaged.
DANE found the Bolivar department to be the most devastated by the floods with more than 330,000 people affected. The departments of Magdalena, Cauca, Nariño, Choco, and Guajira were also very affected by the floods, with each department registering more than 100,000 people displaced.
The government, through the state’s special humanitarian organization Colombia Humanitaria has made available $800,000, representing more than 3,700 project, but has said the money must be spent by mid-September