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25 Feb 1998 description

A large increase in cholera cases has been reported in Peru since the end of 1997. In the first four weeks of 1998 a total of 2 863 cases with 16 deaths had been reported compared with only 174 cases with 1 death in the corresponding period of 1997.

25 Feb 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

20 Feb 1998 description
report CARE

Central America:

The effects of El Niño thus far in Central America have been confined mainly to lower than normal rainfall.

12 Feb 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs


DISASTER APPEAL:
EL Niño /LATIN AMERICA

Disaster Bulletin No. #976715 for $54,000
Signed by the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, CWS Executive Director


Feb. 12, 1998


SUMMARY: Acting on behalf of three local partners with long associations with Church World Service, CWS is appealing for $54,000 to assist relief efforts in the wake of crippling weather caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon.

11 Feb 1998 description

LIMA (Reuters) - Mudslides and flooding triggered by freak El Nino rains have killed at least 137 people in Peru since
mid-December and made 234,000 homeless, a private group said Wednesday.

02 Feb 1998 description

Peru El Nino Emergency - LAPE81

Appeal Target : US$ 296,650

Geneva, 02 February 1998
Dear Colleagues,

30 Jan 1998 description

Villages of Santa Teresa and Yanatile affected by serious flooding and landslides

22 Jan 1998 description

Heavy rains continue to cause flooding and landslides in the northern and central parts of Peru. Floods have also

16 Jan 1998 description

DHAGVA - 98/0141


SITUATION

1. According to the UNDP/DHA Resident Representative, heavy rains continue to cause flooding and landslides in the northern and central parts of Peru. Heavy rains have also caused flooding in the Departments of Puno in the Southern part of Peru and Loreto in the Amazon area. However, there are still areas in the Southern part of Peru that have not received any rain at all. Reportedly, the Department of Puno has received only 40 per cent of the normal amount of rain for this time of the year.
12 Jan 1998 description
report Inter Press Service

By Niccolo Sarno

BRUSSELS, Jan 12 (IPS) - Peru is the country that gave the name 'El Nino' to the weather phenomena that is currently wreaking havoc across the developing world. It is also, according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) the country most affected.

And among Peruvians, the most affected by the floods and droughts that trail the El Nino effect are the tens of thousands of people only now returning to homes abandoned during 17 years of political violence in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

01 Jan 1998 description
report Oxfam

El Niño forecasters' predictions of severe floods in the north of Peru and droughts in the south and into Ecuador are already starting to prove correct. In Ecuador flooding attributed to El Niño has already taken hold in the coastal south of the country. So far floods are only just threatening the north of Peru and are expected in Bolivia later.

21 Nov 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=11/21/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-223054
TITLE=EL NINO / PERU / WORLD BANK (L-ONLY)
BYLINE=MICHAEL BOWMAN
DATELINE=WASHINGTON
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: THE WORLD BANK, THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF PERU HAVE TEAMED UP TO PREPARE THAT SOUTH
AMERICAN COUNTRY FOR MASSIVE RAINFALL AND FLOODING EXPECTED AS A
RESULT OF "EL NINO". IN WASHINGTON, V-O-A'S MICHAEL BOWMAN
ATTENDED A WORLD BANK PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILING THE INITIATIVE

11 Mar 1997 description
  1. Heavy rains continue in Peruvian Andes causing further mudslides and casualties.
11 Mar 1997 description

REQUIREMENTS: REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION