Since November 2011, floods and landslides have affected more than 23,000 people and damaged roads, houses, buildings and crop fields in 79 provinces. In January, the departments of Apurímac, Arequipa, San Martín, Tacna and Lima were particularly affected (Government, 15 Jan 2012).
According to the authorities, nearly 200,000 people have been severely affected by the rains that have fallen in the Amazon region of Loreto since late February. (IOM, 1 June 2012)
Houses, schools and health centers have been damaged in the provinces of Alto Amazonas, Datem del Marañon, Loreto, Mariscal Ramón Castilla, Maynas, Requena and Ucayali. (PAHO, 1 June 2012)