The United States donated $300 thousand to Colombia to help victims of this year’s rainy season that has affected more than 1.5 million people and caused the Andean nation to declare a national disaster.
Spain also increased the amount of money for Colombia and donated $13.4 million for victim relief.
According to its government, Colombia needs at least $532 million to adequately provide immediate aid and rebuild lands, houses and roads that have been destroyed.
The country borrowed $150 million from the World Bank to be able to provide assistance to victims of the floods and landslides.
According to meteorlogists, this year’s rainy season is the worst in 60 years and can last until late in the first quarter of 2011.