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10 May, 2006

Suriname
Persons Affected and Displaced by Floods

The area affected by flooding in Suriname is the whole Southern part of the country, more in particularly the districts of Sipaliwini and Brokopondo. Preliminary reports as to the popluation affected is as follows:

Tapanahoni - Population: 12,000 - 60% are displaced
Areas most affected: Apomatopo and Lawa with 7,200 severely affected

Boven Suriname - Population: 15,000 - 60% displaced

Boven Saramacca - Population: 1,500 - 35% displaced

Poesoegroenoe and surrounding villages - Population: 525 Displaced population unknown

Boven Coppename - Population: 600 Specific information pending

Kabalebo Populaton: 1,800 - 2% Displaced Area most affected: Wanapan with 36 severely affected

Coeroeni - Population: 1,200 40% Displaced Area most affected: Kwamalasamutu with 480 severely affected

Sarakreek - Population: 4,900 100% Displaced Total population of affected area: 37,000 total inhabitants of which 22,141 are displaced.

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