People collect water in Mocoa, Putumayo department, Colombia on April 4, 2017. 
Meanwhile, looting has become a problem in some areas. Local officials urged the government to dispatch more police and troops to secure the region and prevent the looting of abandoned homes. 'What the mudslides didn't carry away, the thieves did,' one survivor of the disaster, Juan Luis Hernandez, 33, told AFP in the devastated San Miguel neighborhood of Mocoa. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO        (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)