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.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
The effects of El Niño thus far in Central America have been confined mainly to lower than normal rainfall.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
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 $54,000 to assist relief efforts in the wake of crippling weather caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon.
LIMA (Reuters) - Mudslides and flooding
triggered by freak El Nino rains have killed at least 137 people in Peru
mid-December and made 234,000 homeless, a private group said Wednesday.
Peru El Nino Emergency - LAPE81
Appeal Target : US$ 296,650
Geneva, 02 February 1998
Villages of Santa Teresa and Yanatile affected by serious flooding and landslides
Heavy rains continue to cause flooding and landslides in the northern and central parts of Peru. Floods have also
DHAGVA - 98/0141
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.
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.
Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0105
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.
Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0877
TITLE=EL NINO / PERU / WORLD BANK (L-ONLY)
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
Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0530
Final List of Contributions
- Heavy rains continue in Peruvian Andes causing further mudslides and casualties.