15 June 2015 – The Colombian north‐east department of Arauca has experienced non‐stop heavy rains from May 22, creating emergency situations due to the floods caused by overflown rivers with peaks on 25th May and 3rd of June, requiring evacuation of affected communities. Both main and local roads were affected. Individual houses and public spaces were flooded. Municipal water distributing structures were affected, as well as household and community wells in rural communities. Most of the rural population depends on small‐scale farming (cocoa, plantain and rice crops) and livestock farming for subsistence, many of these livelihoods have been lost.